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VOLUME 20, NO. 9


JAN. 4. 2012 FREE


Ranked Florida's
Best Community
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ASTHEIORLD TERNS


Privateer ransom paid, HB mayor released


Astheworld Terns
salutes Privateers.
Page 6

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27th Street dispute,
legal steps. Page 4
Anna Maria mayor
takes on community
center problems.
Page 4


Ms. Turtle recovered
released Page 7.

DEP says tree hut
"likely violation."
Page 8

BB considers news-
rack regulations.
Page 8

Cortez search yields
arrest, confession.
Page 10

ISlanmk19
happE i
2012 Island Branch
Library plans.
Page 13

S ho@
Dash to sign up for
Dolphin Dash begins
Page 20
Island Biz


Page 22

iStreetlife
Police Blotter. Page 2
Sports: Top 10 store
of 2011. Page 24


SBy Rick Catlin
SIslander Reporter
When the Anna Maria Island Privateers
crew invaded Holmes Beach City Hall at 4
p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger was nowhere to be found at least
for a few long minutes.
Privateers searched city hall, starting at
the mayor's office, where a ruse had been initi-
ated. Code enforcement officer David Forbes
was waiting at the mayor's desk, and he put
up a valiant fight, but was outnumbered. Sev-
eral members of the public works department
staff joined Forbes in a counter attack, to no
avail.
The Privateers continued their search
for the mayor, including behind the dais, in
Staff offices, the conference room, the break
room, and both rest rooms. They searched
. and searched, but a second check in the break
room revealed the mayor was hiding behind
a a closet door.
Capture! Bohnenberger was led kicking
and screaming outdoors to the Privateers ship,
Skullywag, where he was taken aboard and
tied to the ship's main mast and flogged.
Privateer Tim "Hammer" Thomp-
son announced the crew's 40th anniversary
demands for the city to pay a hefty ransom
for the mayor's release, including a key to the
city and a writ from allowing the Privateers

Holmes Beach Mayor
Rich Bohnenbi .', ,'
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The Priva-
teers triumph
over the city
of Holmes
Beach and
Mayor Rich
Bohnen-
?3 berger, taking
the key to
s the city and
other pirate
booty Dec.
30. Islander
Photos:
Bonner Joy


Roger "Hoodat" Murphree, president of the
Anna Maria Island Privateers for most of the
40th anniversary year, enters Holmes Beach
City Hall Dec. 30, seeking to kidnap and
ransom the mayor.

to pillage and plunder Holmes Beach for all of
2012.
Privateer Roger "Hoodat" Murphree passed
a hat among the crowd of citizens, staff and offi-
cials, and announced it wasn't nearly enough.


Fishing Page 25


The Islander newspaper offered a bounty
of champagne, but still the Privateers demanded
more.
After a k inilli debate among the audience
- some suggested they leave Bohnenberger
where he was a suitable ransom was paid
to the Privateers. Holmes Beach City Commis-
sioner Sandy Haas-Martens then read a procla-
mation signed by city commissioners and the
mayor that gave the Privateers the key to the
city and the right to plunder.
Following the mayor's release, the cham-
pagne flowed and Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce board of directors chair Karen
LaPensee and other board members presented
the Privateers with a plaque commending them
for all their good deeds.
The capture of the mayor and ransom was
all in good fun, and a good way for the Privateers
to raise money for their annual goal of scholar-
ships for deserving Island students headed to
college.
The Privateers celebrated their 40th anniver-
sary throughout 2011 and "Hammer" Thompson
was the chair of the anniversary committee.
Following Bohnenberger's release, appar-
ently unharmed despite the lashing, Thompson
received a plaque and a big round of applause
from the Privateers and the audience for his
anniversary celebration efforts.
When all the ceremonies, plaques, toasts
and official proclamations were completed, food
donated by a number of Holmes Beach busi-
nesses were served along with the champagne
and Privateer grog.
In the past 12 months, the Privateers have
held more than 40 events on Anna Maria Island
that contributed to the scholarship fund and the
anniversary celebration.


The Anna Maria Island Privateers celebrate
their rule Dec. 30 over the city of Holmes
Beach, having taken the key to city and a
proclamation declaring their rights to pillage
for a year from Mayor Rich Bohnenberger,
center.


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2 0 JAN, 4, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER

Islanders of the year:


To the Anna Maria Island Privateers: A toast to
those who do the most.
Whether you love them for the scholarships they
award, the parades on Fourth of July and at Christmas,
the Privateers bring color, spirit and excitement to Anna
Maria Island. They are synonymous with the rowdy
Island nature of the past, and the cheer they promise to
bring to young and old in the future.
The 40-year anniversary has been an all-out cel-
ebration of Privateer proportions, from captures at all
three Island cities who doesn't love the sight of their
mayor shackled to the Privateer ship awaiting the pay-
ment of ransom and delivery of the key to the city? to
new, fun events that included a Pirate soup cookoff, and
a grog party.
The Privateers added flavor this year to the Anna
Maria City Pier Centennial event, Holmes Beach
Founder's Day and more. They also hosted their tried
and true events, Thieves Markets, mullet smokes,


Christmas for kids, including visits with Santa after the
parade, and more opportunities for kids to visit Santa at
community events, Bayfest and Cortez Fishing Festival
appearances, and a party at the Manatee Public Beach
on July 4 for all the many scholarship winners all
with revelry, cannons roaring, swords clashing, mayhem


repeat at No. 1
and "Arrrrrrgh." Privateer trademarks.
There was booty to be paid on Anna Maria Island
to the Privateers, and, in turn, a bounty of scholarships
were distributed the highest dollar amount ever for
the men and women of the benevolent Privateers.
And perhaps you didn't know, but for years and
years, women were not allowed to be Privateers in
the tradition of the 17th and 18th centuries, when pri-
vateers were authorized to attack foreign warriors in
place of or in addition to the naval fleet. And Priva-
teers often captured pirates and recovered their hordes
of stolen goods. Sometimes their investors profited from
the booty brought back by the crew of Privateers.
So think of Anna Maria Island as investors, enjoy-
ing the booty and the bounty provided by our Priva-
teers.
They provide a fabulous trademark for all the plea-
sures we enjoy on Anna Maria Island.... Paradise for
Privateers. We salute you, AMI Privateers.


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Flashback 2011: Year in review, part 2


Compiled by Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The last half of 2011 featured tragedy and triumph
for local residents and wildlife. From new public ser-
vants to the passing of community heroes, it was a year
to remember.

JULY
Parasail death: The June 27 death of David
Sieradzki, 31, remained a mystery to investigators.
The visiting Sieradzki, from Fountain Inn, S.C., was
undertaking what appeared to be a typical parasailing
trip all the way to the point of waving to those on the
boat when he entered the water.
Sieradzki went unresponsive shortly after the ride
and emergency rescuers worked on the young man for
more than 30 minutes before he was pronounced dead
on the bayfront dock at Coquina Beach. It was later
determined that the cause of death was drowning.
The Islander named best in state: No one prob-
ably had to tell The Islander readers that their newspa-
per was the best in Florida, but the rest of Florida found
out on July 1 at the annual Florida Press Association
awards banquet.
The Islander claimed one of three Best in Show
awards, as well as an Overall Excellence award. The
Islander staff also claimed four first-place honors, four
second-place awards and four third-place certificates on
its way to being named No. 1 community newspaper in
the state.
Severe storms threaten nests: Thunderstorms
erupted over the Gulf of Mexico July 8 and drenched
Anna Maria Island with rain that washed out sensitive
sea turtle nests.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird
Monitoring members worked diligently after the storms
passed, salvaging damaged nests and relocating eight
others.
Missing woman's property found: The discovery
of property belonging to Sabine Musil-Buehler renewed
an investigation into the 2008 missing person's case.


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Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteer Claudia
Wiseman checks a nest following a severe thunder-
storm that damaged several sea turtle nests.

Musil-Buehler went missing in November 2008
after an argument with boyfriend William Cumber.
Cumber is currently serving a 13-year prison sentence,
the result of a parole violation stemming from an arson
conviction where Cumber set a former girlfriend's house
on fire.
Cumber remains a person of interest in the disap-
pearance of Musil-Buehler, who is presumed dead. Her
white Pontiac was discovered the morning after her dis-
appearance. Her clothing and what was later determined
to be her blood were discovered in the trunk of her
vehicle.
Investigators combed the beach area where her


property was found with personnel and cadaver dogs
for three days and launched a four-day excavation
campaign of the area. The investigation continued for
weeks, but no further evidence was discovered.

AUGUST
From do good to no good: Holly Elaine Connelly
built a reputation as someone who did good deeds after
leading an effort to raise money for Haiti relief follow-
ing the 2010 earthquake that devastated the poor island
country.
That reputation soured, however, when investiga-
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Legal issues abound on 27th Street Maetings
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By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The ball will be in the city of Bradenton Beach's
court Jan. 5, following Holmes Beach's vote last month
on a settlement proposal to end the wrangling between
the two cities over the 27th Street quitclaim to Sandpiper
Resort.
The proposal seeks to resolve the border dispute sur-
rounding the 50-foot-wide unimproved street in Braden-
ton Beach, which Holmes Beach claims was improperly
quitclaimed to the Sandpiper Resort Coop. in 2008. Bra-
denton Beach claims Holmes Beach does not have legal
standing to dispute their action.
Currently involved in a statutory conflict resolution
process, the neighboring cities face additional fees for
lawyers, a mediator and possibly court action if a settle-
ment is not reached.
The city of Bradenton Beach's position is Holmes
Beach does not have sufficient interest in 27th Street, or
legal "standing" to challenge its 2008 quitclaim to the
mobile home park.
According to the draft minutes of the first conflict
resolution meeting Dec. 7, Bradenton Beach attorney
Ricinda Perry said, "until a court tells the city of Bra-
denton Beach they were wrong," the city's position is
that "Holmes Beach does not have standing." She said
the matter is a "private issue" between property owners,
Sandpiper Resort and the city of Bradenton Beach.
In a recent phone interview, Holmes Beach attorney
Patricia Petruff conceded that a court ultimately would
decide the "standing" issue, but she believes the city of
Holmes Beach has a sufficient connection to object to
Bradenton Beach's 2008 quitclaim ordinance, which she
said, "clearly violates Florida law."
At press time, Perry had not returned a phone call
for comment.
Holmes Beach commissioners voted Dec. 13 to pres-
ent a formal offer of settlement that proposes to the city
of Bradenton Beach that it request Sandpiper quitclaim
to Bradenton Beach the northern 30 feet of the former
50-foot-wide street.
In a letter dated Dec. 16, Petruff said the Holmes
Beach city commission directed her to submit the fol-
lowing proposal:
"After review of surveys contained in city of Bra-


denton Beach files and inspection of the property, the
northern 30 feet of the 27th Street 50-foot right of way is
clearly being utilized for right-of-way purposes, including
a 10-foot-wide paved road, parking, utilities and storm-
water drainage. Mobile homes and other improvements
appear to encroach on the remaining 20 feet of the right
of way.
"In order to restore the status quo with respect to this
30-foot area, the city of Holmes Beach proposes that the
city of Bradenton Beach request that the Sandpiper Co-op
quitclaim the northern 30 feet of the 27th Street right of
way back to the City of Bradenton Beach.
"Further, Holmes Beach proposes that the current
signs on the fence which state the property is private be
removed, and alternatively, signage stating that the area
is available for public and or beach access be installed.
"Finally, the city commission is requesting that the
two existing gates at Avenues B and C be removed and
that an additional opening be installed in the fence so that
there can be public access through the existing alley. The
remaining fence along the northern boundary of the 27th
Street right of way can remain in place."
Petruff added that the "understanding at the con-
flict assessment meeting" was that the city of Bradenton
Beach would meet with Sandpiper Co-op representatives
"to discuss this approach to resolve the matter."

Point, counterpoint
Petruff was the attorney when Bradenton Beach first
considered the quitclaim of 27th Street to the Sandpiper
in 2008. It was done to help the resort clarify ownership
while financing some improvements in the mobile home
park.
Petruff said that a letter she wrote in December 2008
"lays it all out."
Her Dec. 3, 2008, letter to then-Bradenton Beach
Mayor Michael Pierce contends that a quitclaim deed by
the city would be improper, and that vacating 27th Street
was the city's only option.
"As a properly dedicated roadway, the city of Bra-
denton Beach holds 27th Street in trust for the public and
the only way the city may lawfully relinquish its duties
as trustee is to vacate the property.
"Pursuant to Florida law, vacation of 27th Street
PLEASE SEE 27TH STREET, PAGE 5


Anna Maria mayor tackles center complaints


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A controversy over alleged bad behavior and illegal
activities at an adult dodgeball tournament Nov. 26 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center resulted in Mayor
Mike Selby conducting his own investigation into the
conduct of players at the tournament.
The mayor said his investigation confirmed that alco-
hol consumption by some of the adult participants did
occur at the event, and also revealed that the person in
charge of the center that day was a young woman who
was covering the front desk and answering phones.
S"We can't have this situation
happen again. I've been told by mem-
bers of the board that a senior super-
visor would always be at the center
when it's open."
The mayor said he plans to
Shave serious talks with the board of
Selby directors about policies, procedures
and staffing, and he'll bring Commis-
sioner Chuck Webb, the commission liaison to the center,
into the discussions.
The problems at the tournament were first brought up
by Hardin Avenue resident Hal Badger in a letter to The
Islander that published Dec. 14 on the opinion page.
Badger, whose back yard is on Palm Avenue adja-
cent to the athletic field, wrote that he saw drinking,
loud music, intoxicated behavior and profanity on Palm
Avenue by some tournament players the day of the tour-
nament. Badger said he reported the incidents to the
center and to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna
Maria substation.
He said sheriff's deputies appeared several times
during the tournament and the behavior was halted. How-
ever, after the deputies left, the drinking and profanity
resumed, Badger said. He also claimed senior center staff
were not present for the tournament.
Badger's letter prompted a response from center
board chair Greg Ross in The Islander Dec. 28.
Ross said Badger's letter was a misrepresentation of


what actually happened. The activities in question took
place in the city-owned parking lot along Palm Avenue,
he said, implying the center was not responsible.
Ross said another board member told him Badger's
complaints were "almost completely false."
Ross said he got information on the tournament from
another board member who was at the event.
Badger said he didn't want a "he said, he said" dis-
cussion with Ross, but he believes his integrity and hon-
esty are at stake.
He produced pictures of beer cans and bottles left
behind that day, and said the mayor told him he con-
ducted his own investigation that confirmed players were
drinking beer at the tournament and no senior staff was
present.
"I just want people to know that I did not make up the
facts of what happened. What I wrote was not 'almost 99
percent false,'" as Ross said in the Dec. 28 story. "What
I wrote was 100 percent true," Badger said.
He has pictures and Selby's own investigation into
the matter to clear his name, but perhaps the center's
board should do its own investigation, he suggested.
"I don't want to get into an agIIu llu Il \\ ilth Ro 's about
what somebody may have told him. I just want people
to know I didn't make this up. I think the center's board
should do its own investigation and I thank Mayor Selby
for looking into this issue."
Badger said that as an 11-year resident of Hardin
Avenue, the dodgeball tournament is not the first time
drinking has occurred at center events.
Selby confirmed there was drinking at the tourna-
ment, but there was also an apparent misunderstanding
when a deputy from Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Anna Maria substation arrived at the center.
Selby said he learned that the deputy believed the
center and the parking spaces on Palm Avenue were
private property and he had no jurisdiction. Although
the deputy told the people parked along Palm to halt the
drinking and profanity, no citations were issued.
Also during his investigation, Selby learned the
center supervisor was a young woman at the front desk.


The mayor also observed there are no signs posted
at the Palm Avenue parking spaces that state drinking,
profanity and loud music are prohibited. It might be a
good idea to post such signs around the entire property,
he suggested. But that's just the start.
"I plan to talk with Webb, then he and I will meet
with the board of directors to get these things clear with
everyone," he said.
Selby also will meet with MCSO Sgt. Dave Turner,
the officer in charge of the substation, to ensure all depu-
ties know that the center and PalmAvenue parking spaces
are city property.
"We can't have adult activities at the center with
drinking and swearing going on while kids are playing
there and no senior supervisor present," Selby said.
The next meeting of the center board will be at 8
a.m. Monday, Jan. 16. Likely agenda topics include the
continuing discussion of a child protection policy, a cell
tower on center property, and the campaign to bur the
mortgage, among other 2011-12 financial matters.


Sunshine meeting delayed
Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird said the city has
not yet held its required annual seminar on Florida's
Sunshine Laws for newly elected officials and board/
committee members because many of them were absent
in December.
Baird said she would schedule the seminar after con-
sulting with city attorney Jim Dye, who conducts the
seminar, on his schedule for January.
The annual seminar resulted from a 1999 legal dis-
pute between The Islander and the city over what con-
stitutes a public record. A 12th Judicial Circuit Court
judge ruled in favor of the newspaper and the city is now
required to hold the seminar annually for newly elected
officials. Staff and board members typically attend.
The seminars are open to the public.
Both Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach conduct
similar seminars, but since the Nov. 8 election, none have
been scheduled.


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Anna Maria City
Jan. 9, 5 p.m., code board meeting.
Jan. 10, 6 p.m., planning and zoning meeting.
Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
Jan. 12, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
Jan. 17, 2 p.m., ITPO meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 5, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
Jan. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Jan. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Jan. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Jan. 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Jan. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Jan. 26, 9 a.m., pension board meeting.
WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Manatee County
Jan. 10, 9 a.m., county commission meeting.
Jan. 24, 9 a.m., county commission meeting.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org.

Of Interest
Jan. 16 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when schools,
many government offices and some businesses will be
closed. The Islander office will be open.
Jan 18, Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting,
TBD.
Send notices to news@islander.org.






SANDPIPER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
would result in fee title to property vesting 100 percent
in the adjacent Ilexhurst property owners, and not in
Sandpiper."
Perry responded to Petruff's "vacation" argument at
the Dec. 7 meeting, saying it is "not a workable solution"
and that Sandpiper had relied on the quitclaim deed when
it obtained a bank loan.
Perry also said that the Sandpiper co-op board should
be represented in the conflict resolution procedures due
to having a substantial interest in the outcome.

2008 position, response
In 2008, attorney Charles H. Webb, now an Anna
Maria city commissioner, represented the Sandpiper
and prepared the quitclaim deed. The deed, recorded
in Manatee County, cites a Florida statute allowing re-
conveyances as the authority for the deed.
The statute referenced in the deed is inapplicable,
Petruff said, because it pertains to a "re-conveyance" by
quitclaim only if the land had been conveyed for a spe-
cific purpose, and was not so used for 60 months.
Webb addressed the city of Bradenton Beach in 2008,
stating Florida law allows the city to convey unimproved
roads, including 27th Street, by quitclaim deed. He also
said that because the Sandpiper had exercised private
control over the road, a quitclaim deed was proper to
clear up ownership issues.
Petruff disagreed with Webb in 2008, stating that as a
properly dedicated road, the Sandpiper could not acquire
27th Street by adverse possession. In a recent interview,
Petruff also pointed to utilities and drainage as "improve-
ments" on the street.


A settlement offer by Holmes Beach to Bradenton
Beach regarding the quitclaim of27th Street to the
Sandpiper Resort awaits a quorum of Bradenton Beach
city commissioners. The street, pictured here, is lined
with parked cars on the north side and trailers on the
south side. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

At press time, Webb had not returned a phone call
for comment.
Shortly after sending its 2008 letter of legal objec-
tions, Holmes Beach city commissioners backed off the
issue at their Dec. 9, 2008, meeting. Commissioners
agreed not to spend additional city dollars pursuing the
matter.
However, the matter resurfaced in August 2011 after
a fence and gates were erected and no trespassing signs
were posted by Sandpiper on its 27th Street boundary.
Nearby property owner and Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner John Monetti said residents want to use the street
to reach the bay and the beach. Meanwhile the Sandpiper
residents maintain the bayfront is their private property.


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The Sandpiper Resort Association currently awaits
a proposal from Bradenton Beach before considering its
options, but its board does not meet until February.
And Bradenton Beach has not considered the issue as
a voting body because it has lacked a quorum of voting
commissioners.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler and
Mayor John Shaughnessy a voting member of the
commission have recused themselves because they
reside at Sandpiper Resort. And the city is lacking a Ward
3 commissioner due to former Commissioner Janie Rob-
ertson's term-limit expiration. No one ran for the seat in
the November election.
The commission is expected to fill the Ward 3 seat
at its Jan. 5 meeting.
In December, the two cities participated in the first
of multiple meetings prescribed under a state statute.
Because the towns failed to resolve the dispute at
the first Dec. 7 meeting, a joint public meeting is now
required. It was required by Dec. 20, 50 days after the
Holmes Beach letter of Oct. 27 that first invoked the
process was received by the city of Bradenton Beach.
However, Petruff's Dec. 16 letter suggests the cities
next meet Jan. 17 or Jan. 18, given the next meeting of the
Bradenton Beach city commission is Jan. 5.
According to its Jan. 5 meeting agenda, Bradenton
Beach will address appointing a commissioner which
will allow a quorum of three voting members and the
Holmes Beach settlement offer.
If no agreement is reached at the joint meeting later
in January, mandatory mediation is required, the costs
of which are to be equally divided between the cities,
according to the conflict resolution statute.





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Sqpinion


Islanders honored,

remembered
The Islander takes pride in recognizing members of
the Anna Maria Island community for their unselfish con-
tributions and genuine concern for making this slice of
paradise an even better place to live.
Since the newspaper started up in 1992, its path was
to partner with community organizations, report the news
of record, and tell the tales of people who live and work
on AMI.
We launched an Islander of the year award to recog-
nize deserving people. The honor was presented posthu-
mously to the late Anna Maria Mayor Ernie Cagnina in
1993 and Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches in 1994.
Katie Pierola was the 1995 recipient of The Islander's
annual award. During her six years as mayor of Bradenton
Beach, the city underwent a renaissance.
She embodied the definition of a public servant in her
tireless efforts to improve both her city and Anna Maria
Island.
Pierola played an instrumental role in the beach
renourishment program and the prevention of a proposed
Cortez megabridge.
W.H. "Snooks" Adams was 1996 Islander of the
year. He was born in Cortez, and spent much of his life
on Anna Maria Island as a law enforcement officer who
used common sense as his guide.
He started Snooks Adams Kids Day in 1954, an end-
of-school tradition that was later taken over by the Anna
Maria Island Privateers.
Charles Lester and Jo Ann Lester fell in love with
Anna Maria Island and along with it, the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. They put their money where
their hearts are, both here and in the small towns in Wis-
consin where they also reside half the year.
They established an endowment for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, and sponsor a yearly fundraising
campaign. We honored them as 1997 Islanders of the year.
Jim Kronus, retired from 25 years as Anna Maria
Island Elementary School principal, and was named 1998
Islander of the year.
Suzi Fox was recognized for her efforts in organizing
volunteers to protect sea turtles in 1999.
Nancy Ambrose was named 2000 Islander of the year
for her impact on the Holmes Beach Butterfly Park.
The original keeper of the Island's history is Carolyne
Norwood, Islander of the year 2001. Anna Maria Island
Historical Society, its museum and the old jail and Belle
Haven Cottage all are thanks to the vision of Carolyne
Norwood.
Billie Martini, 2002. Her finest achievement while a
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of the Grassy Point Preserve. The undeveloped area was
first eyed by Martini for preservation.
Ilona and Jeff Kenrick were The Islander newspaper's
Islanders of the year for 2003.
Wlilik in.ianging the Taylor Family Foundation, whose
international aid amounted to about $1 million a year, the
Kenricks created a blood drive that included a reward for
blood donors, a cash payout to the donor's choice of four
Island charities. It was a win-win and we thank them for
their positive impact here and beyond.
Jeff Croley, 2004 Islander of the year, represented all
the good qualities we could ask for in a volunteer -he
quietly went about doing anything and everything he could
to aid those in need after Hurricanes Charley.
Although, if there is a symbol for Anna Maria Island,
it is the sword-wielding, cannon-firing, ship-riding benevo-
lent crew of the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
For all the good they do year after year, 2005 stood out
for their efforts on behalf of one unfortunate little boy.
It only took a phone call to bring the Privateers and
their ship to greet a young boy with a failing heart on a
"wish" trip to Anna Maria Island.
The Privateers also came to the rescue with Hurricane
Katrina relief. They initiated a scholarship fund for Island
teen Bridget Miller, who had been killed in a car crash.
They did all this and more -despite the sudden illness
and deaths of president Greg "Shiprek" Davidson and
Dick Cline.
They were 2005 Islanders of the year..
Pete Lannon, 2006 Islander of the year. If there ever
was a person who brought out the best in the Anna Maria
Island community, it was Pete Lannon.
He was more than a Holmes Beach police officer, he
was a mentor for our children, a confidant for people in
need and a friendly face at Anna Maria Elementary School,
where he was resource office for more than five years.
He lost a tough battle with cancer that year and he is
still missed by many.
Following the death of Christine Olson's 22-year-old
daughter, Tiffiany, in a motorcycle crash, Olson sought to
connect people in emergency situations with loved ones
and family members who "need to know."
Her crusade to allow emergency contact information be
included with driver's licenses was a success. We thank Olson
for making a difference in the lives of many, and for taking
her quest to other states and the federal government.
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, 2008 Islander
of the year: Cheers to the organization that runs the Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival, and dedicates the proceeds


to preserving Cortez, including the Burton store, the old
schoolhouse, and the 90-plus acres that provide a buffer
to the village from encroaching development.
It was an honor for Anna Maria Island to be home to
the first lady of Florida, Rhea Chiles, and to have her return
after the death of Gov. Lawton Chiles.
AMI embraced Rhea. Little did we know she would
bring with her culture, education, arts and artists, and a
sense of nature and the beauty around us the Studio at
Gulf and Pine.
Combined with the generosity and vision of son Ed
Chiles, owner of a trio of landmark restaurants on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key, we have a legacy for the
future.
Rhea and Ed Chiles were our honorees in 2009.
The Geyer family was our 2010 Islander of the year.
You may know Pat as mayor or commissioner, or maybe
Mom, but for many years, hundreds, if not thousands of
Islanders grew to love her as Miss Duffy.
Patricia A. Geyer, proprietress of Duffy's Tavern, died
May 1, 2010, at age 79, but she is remembered.
She served 18 years on the city commission and was
elected mayor from 1990-94. During her public service,
she demonstrated her courage and conviction, and her will-
ingness to always listen to the people.
And listen she did. She had an ear and respect -
for all opinions that came across the bar at Duffy's Tavern,
the quaint and quirky hamburger joint she ran for more
than 35 years.
Pat Geyer was known for her quiet good humor, as
well as for her fierce loyalty to family, work, causes, poli-
tics and principle, and she managed to pass that along to
her girls.
And they and now their families, too all con-
tribute to community events, fundraisers and the family
business.
Miss Duffy earned many accolades, but surely none
pleased her more than the simple appreciation for her
family, her political service and her food.
Pat Geyer gave her family and Anna Maria Island a
great gift and they carry on her traditions.
For those reasons, the Geyers were our choice for
Islander of the year 2010.
Which brings us to the Privateers, Islanders of the
year for 2011, and our only repeat winner in 19 years of
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By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
It was a little early for her to go home, but the
movement of a red tide to the north combined with a
cooler weather pattern left little option.
According to Suzi Fox, executive director of Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, the timing for the release of
the 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle, referred to as Ms.
Turtle, was a short window of opportunity. The turtle
was released into open waters of the Gulf of Mexico
Dec. 27 at the IGA Beach in Anna Maria by members
of Florida Aquarium and AMITW.
"She was about 10 pounds shy of what we like to
see when releasing a rehabilitated turtle," said Fox,
"but the red tide looked to move north and a cooler
weather pattern was developing."
Warm water with plenty of food available is an
ideal situation for a release, noted Fox.
"Right now, the Gulf is warm and food plays a
big part in it," she said. "There is plenty of food in our
waters, so things around Anna Maria looked very good
for a happy release."
The turtle was rescued offshore of Sanibel Island.
While Fox said it is unusual to release a turtle in a dif-
ferent location from where it was rescued, other factors
can justify a release from a new location.
With red tide problems off Sanibel, the Florida
Aquarium people decided the conditions were right at
Anna Maria Island.
The turtle, which was rescued by Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers, has
rehabbed at Florida Aquarium since being found Aug.
16. Fox said at the time she was rescued, she was
severely emaciated and loaded with barnacles. She
also is missing a right front flipper.
"People will ask why we released her with a miss-
ing flipper, but the truth is that almost a third of the
turtles we see are missing a flipper. They do very well
without them."
The exact age of the turtle was not known, but she
was considered to be a full adult. Fox said that means


she was more than 35 years old.
"She also had something going on at the very top
of her shell where her scoots were peeling back, but
that too is not uncommon, and it doesn't slow them
down," she said.
Fox said it was a "perfect release," and the turtle
appeared very happy to be back in open water.
"She'll probably stay within 20 miles of us for
a few days," said Fox. "Being released in a different
location isn't going to be stressful for her. Turtles are
solitary, so it's not like she's going to be looking for
family. She could stay around longer. It's not uncom-
mon for some turtles to never venture too far from
where they hatched. At any given time, there could be
up to 50 turtles right offshore."
For more information on the release or to learn
more about AMITW, visit islandturtlewatch.com.


A group from Florida Aquarium, assisted by Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, carry a 200-pound log-
gerhead sea turtle rescued in August from Sanibel
Island, to the Gulf of Mexico Dec. 28 in Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Suzi Fox


Healthy Ms. Turtle returns to open water


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The Island's Christmas tourist week was slightly
slow compared to prior years, and Island business owners
attributed the minor shortfall to a recessed economy,
events of Sept. 11 and lingering warm temperatures up
north. Prospects looked good for the winter months, with
advance bookings coming in quickly. "Visitors don't start
coming until it gets cold," said Mary Ann Brockmann of
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
Holmes Beach city commissioners cast a unani-
mous vote in favor of splitting the multi-family resi-
dential/seasonal tourist zone into two zoning catego-
ries. They also considered separating the zones into
two land-use categories. Planning Commissioner Sam
Planck said, "I want to stir the least amount of feathers
and take the least offensive route until we have time to
study all our options."
Anna Maria resident Rick DeFrank accused
city code enforcement officer Chuck White of "selec-
tive enforcement," regarding a fine art yard sale at the
home of artist Woody Candish on North Bay Boulevard.
DeFrank made multiple complaint calls and White, in
turn, concluded there was no reason for the sale to
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8 E JAN, 4, 2012 U THE ISLANDER

Violation likely, DEP warns tree hut owner


By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The state agency that regulates coastal construction
has advised the owner ofAngelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th
St., Holmes Beach, that an after-the-fact permit "appears
unlikely" for the construction of a tree house seaward of
the coastal construction control line.
Jim Martinello, environmental manager of the Flor-
ida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of
Beaches and Coastal Systems, in a letter dated Dec. 14,
said that in order to resolve the matter the owner may
voluntarily agree to remove the wood-frame deck struc-
ture and restore all affected areas within 30 days.
The letter also asked for owner Richard Hazen to
respond, stating his intentions, within 14 days of the
letter.
Hazen said his wife, Huong Lynn Tran, will "defi-
nitely be responding" to the letter, but said she will no
longer speak to the press.
"I had talked to all the (city) inspectors on the Island,"
Hazen said of his contact with the city of Holmes Beach


BB commission to cons
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
After months in the editing process, Bradenton Beach
commissioners may approve a proposed rewrite of the
city's ordinance on newsracks.
A proposed first reading of the ordinance is tenta-
tively on the commission agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting
Thursday, Jan. 5, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The ordinance, if adopted, would repeal old provi-
sions and enact new definitions and regulations related
to newsracks on private and public property, including
rights of way.
The ordinance would establish a uniform, city-spon-
sored modular newsrack system to reduce standalone
boxes on public property, but also enact a procedure for
special exceptions in certain cases.
The whereas portion of the draft cites multiple rea-
sons for revising the ordinance including to protect
the public health and safety in the event of a hurricane
and preserve the aesthetic beauty of Bradenton Beach.
To accomplish that, the city would restrict the location,
color and size of modular racks on public property.
The ordinance gives city staff the task of develop-
ing a map showing current newsracks, requesting from
publishers recommendations on potential locations for
modular newsracks and then supervising the installation
of city-sponsored modulars.
The proposed color of choice is tan tan pedestals,
tan sides, tan doors and tan coin boxes.
Building permits would be required for outdoor mod-
ular units on public or private property, and non-city
sponsored newsracks on public property can't be installed
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last spring. "They didn't tell me to talk to the coastal
commissioner."
Hazen said the coastal commissioner, referring to
area DEP engineer/inspector Steve West who visited the
property in November, "came down hard."
"According to him we blew it big time," said Hazen.
"I am aware he thinks we should've known.
"We definitely want the tree house to stay. Whatever
we have to do to keep it, we'll do," he added.
The state DEP letter described the tree house con-
struction as an "elevated post-supported, enclosed wood
frame deck, with roof viewing deck." The tree house and
"alteration of an existing dune system" without a permit
are deemed "possible violations" of state statute, accord-
ing to the letter.
In addition, the letter indicates the construction does
not appear to meet the department's design criteria under
the state administrative code.
The letter stated, "any activity that may be con-
tributing to violations" of the state law regulating con-
struction and alteration of dune areas "should be ceased

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Publishers and city staff have said Bradenton Beach's
Bridge Street, possibly near the post office, would be a
prime location for a city-sponsored modular newsrack.
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conditional use process for non-city modular, which had
been discussed.
"After some extensive discussions regarding how
to set up a separate conditional use permit process for
newsracks, and in light of the emphasis on city-sponsored
locations, the conditional-use language was dropped,"
said building official Steve Gilbert. "However, in order
to provide a means for individuals to still 'do their own
thing,' there is now a special exception process in place
for private newsracks or modular newsracks located out-
side on public lands."
Permission would not be required for the placement
of outdoor newspaper boxes on private property, but the
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restored.
An anonymous call alerted the city of Holmes Beach
about the structure this fall. The city then advised Hazen
that engineering and a survey would be required before
it would consider a "letter of no objection." Such a letter
is needed if the owner seeks a state DEP permit.
David Forbes, city code enforcement officer, said
Hazen's engineer, Charles Sego of Anna Maria, requested
details regarding what the city wanted several weeks ago.
Sego declined comment Dec.29, and referred questions
about the matter to Tran.
The city requested a "sealed drawing from a profes-
sional engineering firm outlining the work completed, as
well as all proposed future work which would bring the
structure to completion."
It also asked Hazen to submit an "as-built" survey,
including property and erosion control lines, a description
of materials used and details on meeting the hurricane-
force wind regulations.
Angelinos includes four vacation rentals, and, accord-
ing to Tran, the tree hut was built as a private place to
read, write, relax and dine.


may be extended
The $50,000 Challenge by Charles and Jo Ann Lester
to aid the Anna Maria Island Community Center could
continue beyond the Dec. 31 deadline, Charles Lester
said this week.
The Lester Challenge, sponsored by The Islander
newspaper, is a challenge to the community to donate
$50,000 to the center by Dec. 31. The Lesters match up to
that amount, but donations must be postmarked by Dec.
31, although Chuck Lester said he would likely extend
the deadline.
"It's just an arbitrary date. We've extended it in the
past," he said.
Sandy Pruett, who collects the donations for the
center, said any extension would be up to the Lesters.
"We've received a good amount of donations," she
said, but some of the checks are dated after Dec. 31,
so they haven't been officially counted in the amount
deposited in the challenge account, Pruett indicated.
Lester said he would announce any extension date
after checking the total collected through Dec. 31.
"Children and families in our community count on
the center," the Lesters said.
The center serves more than 3,480 individuals and
family members each year, and "provides more than 1.2
million hours of service to change and enrich lives," they
said.
"We're counting on you," the Lesters concluded of
those who make contributions to match their funding.
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Anna Maria starts 'loud noise' discussion


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board might be
opening a Pandora's box of issues at its Jan. 10 meeting
when it begins discussion of loud noise problems after 10
p.m. That's the city's time to quiet noise and for neigh-
bors and residents to enjoy peace and quiet.
Board chair Sandy Mattick said the board decided
to discuss the noise issue because of a recent variance
granted Penelope Naylor of Elm Street, and other com-
plaints about noise.
Naylor received a variance to build an 8-foot-high
fence at the rear of her property to help reduce noise
levels coming from an adjacent vacation rental prop-
erty.
Mattick, however, realizes the issue has been dis-
cussed many times previously in the city and law enforce-
ment officials have said a noise ordinance is difficult to
enforce.
Sgt. Dave Turner of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office-Anna Maria substation said previously, "All we
can do is tell them to turn the noise down."
Trying to ticket someone for a noise violation would
require noise-level meters and recorded decibel read-
ings and that's proved impossible to enforce in Manatee
County, he said.
Mattick, however, said the board wants to discuss the
issue because it's been hearing more and more complaints
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properties could lead to discussion about rental property
problems in the city.
That might not be a bad idea, she said, considering
the complaints that many Holmes Beach residents have
made recently about the influx of new duplexes that can
accommodate a number of families and are disrupting
the family lifestyle there.
"We're going to start with discussing the noise levels
in the city, and we'd like to get as much public input as
possible," she said. If more questions and complaints
arise from the noise discussion, the board will hear those
issues as well, she said.
Any P&Z recommendations will be forwarded to the
city commission for discussion and recommendations for
possible ordinance adoption.
The noise issue from rental properties doesn't appear
to be diminishing and the number of rental properties on
Anna Maria Island appears to be on the increase.
According to the Manatee County Property Apprais-
er's Office, the number of homestead exemption appli-
cations in Anna Maria has declined by 66 percent since
2006. That's an indication that houses are being con-
verted to vacation rental properties, said Dale Freidley
of the Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office.
A reported decline in Island city populations and a
drop in the number of registered voters would support
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p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive.

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The Florida Department of Transportation announced
work on several projects on Anna Maria Island resumed
Jan. 3 following a holiday break.
Work is under way at the Longboat Key Pass Bridge
on State Road 789/Gulf Drive from north of North Shore
Road on Longboat Key to south Coquina Park in Braden-
ton Beach, the DOT said.
Plans call for repairs and painting, as well as side-
walk reconstruction.
The DOT said any nighttime lane closures would be
controlled by a flap'in_' operation, but no lane closures
will take place Friday through Sunday.
The draw will remain in operation for boaters.
Quinn Construction Inc. is the contractor for the
$1.1 million project. Quinn is expected to finish in the
spring.
Construction of a new sidewalk in Holmes Beach
on East Bay Drive/State Road 789 from the Manatee
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is continuing.
This project should be completed in January, accord-
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Cortez search ends in arrest, arraignment


A three-hour search Dec. 19 involving law enforce-
ment units and a helicopter from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office and Bradenton and Palmetto police
departments began in the area of a mobile home park on
115th Street Court West and ended on Cortez Road.
The search resulted in the arrest of Charles Leonard,
19, of Bradenton, on multiple counts of armed burglary
and at least one count of grand theft of a vehicle.
Deputies were first dispatched
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S cle at 3:34 a.m. in the area of Sunny
Shores Mobile Home Park after
receiving a call that an unknown man
was attempting to push his neighbor's
truck from its owner's driveway.
Leonard The initial report states that the
witness had yelled to the person push-
ing the truck, questioning what he was doing. The witness
did not recognize the person to be the truck's owner. The
suspect then ran westbound through the mobile homes,
according to the report.
As deputies arrived, sheriff's office reports indicate
that a white Ford Escort, which was later determined to
be a stolen vehicle by Bradenton Police Department, was
observed quickly leaving the area.
A deputy attempted to stop the vehicle upon arriving at
the scene, one report indicated, but the Escort went around
him at a "high rate of speed." Reports indicated that police
next spotted the Escort off the road, stuck in brush on the
south side of Cortez Road West where it had crashed.

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preserve named
USS Narcissus, a Civil War-era steam tugboat rests
off Egmont Key northeast of Anna Maria Island at the
bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where it sank in 1866 in
heavy storm conditions.
The site of Narcissus has now been designated as
Florida's 12th Underwater Archeological Preserve. Sec-
retary of State Kurt Browning made the announcement
this week.
The wreckage qualified for preserve status by
meeting several criteria, including safe public access,
state waters, abundant marine life and identifiable
markings.
The Narcissus bore witness to the Battle of Mobile
Bay where Union Admiral David G. Farragut uttered the
famous words, "Damn the torpedoes."
The new preserve is unique in that the U.S. Navy
still owns the Narcissus, and contributed to the proposal
to name the site a preserve.


According to one sheriff's deputy report, a caller
from Paradise Bay Mobile Home Park had reported a
male walking through the area, asking to use a phone.
Callers had reported multiple vehicles were ransacked,
"likely in the suspect's attempt to find yet another car to
steal," according to the deputy's report.
During the morning, numerous items were reported
missing in the neighborhood, including clothes from a
shed and a bicycle.
A gun also was found inside the Escort, and was later
deemed stolen in another Sunny Shore burglary, accord-
ing to a report.
At approximately 8:19 a.m., a deputy found a man -
Leonard with freshly scratched legs and wet shoes.
The report also said Leonard admitted to fleeing,
changing his clothes, leaving his cell phone in the Escort
and walking into the water "because someone told him if
he cools his body the (search) helicopter wouldn't pick
him up."
According to the report, Leonard said an air bag went
off and hit him in the face when the Escort crashed.
He confessed to "car hopping," entering unlocked
vehicles and rummaging with the intent to steal loose
change and small items, according to the sheriff's report.
The report also indicates Leonard admitted to involve-
ment in 18 burglaries that morning. Leonard also admit-
ted involvement in multiple other burglaries and stolen
vehicle cases, and that he has a drug problem.
A Jan. 13 arraignment is set for 9 a.m. at the Manatee
Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Sarasota Bay group
debuts new site
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program recently debuted
a website containing hundreds of links, as well as docu-
ments and photos related to Sarasota Bay issues, wildlife
and habitat.
The site, sarasotabay.org, contains hundreds of wild-
life images provided by more than 40 photographers and
artists.
The site also contains a page listing the 375 species
of aquatic life, birds and other wildlife found in the estu-
ary. Other elements include aerial views of Sarasota
Bay, a digital map showing local habitat restoration
projects, a summary of research projects and details of
SBEP's programs.
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Prosecutors are looking to re-file and re-open
the previously closed case of a Holmes Beach man
charged with raiding a neighbor's dresser for pant-
ies.
Assistant state attorney Julie Binkley, who is
assigned to the case, filed a notice of nolle prosequi
Dec. 2 at the Manatee County Judicial Center. She
was reported to be on vacation last week.
Brian Iten, a 12th Judicial Circuit felony divi-
sion chief and assistant state attorney, said Dec. 28
that the decision not to prosecute
was due to the unavailability of
witnesses.
Ag Ernest Kendler, 63, of
Neptune Lane, had been sched-
uled for trial as early as Decem-
ber, after a number of disputes
Kendler arose concerning the validity of
the warrant that led to his arrest
and the collection of evidence by the Holmes Beach
Police Department.
Iten said the state will re-file the case sometime
in January, look to re-arraign Kendler and set a new
trial date. The judge would not allow a continuance
under the previous case, he said.
Kendler was arrested and charged with burglary
of an occupied dwelling, a second-degree felony, in
November 2010. He is accused of entering a resi-
dence near his home without authorization and steal-
ing underwear from two women.
This fall defense attorney Connie Mederos-
Jacobs entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Ken-
dler and demanded police reports and prosecutorial
information in the case.
Mederos-Jacob did not return a phone call for
comment.


Coffee talks planned by
Commissioner Peelen
Residents are invited to join Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner Jean Peelen from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday
in January at Paradise Cafe, 3220 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Peelen is looking forward to having people stop by
to say hello, share their concerns or just chat over a cup
of coffee.
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Wednesday, Jan. 4
10 a.m. First-of-the-season homemade settler's bread
goes on sale at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society
museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
0492.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce networking lunch at Fins Bar at Martini Bistro,
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
1541.

Thursday, Jan. 5
7 p.m. Epiphany Eve worship and blessing of the
chalk at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

Friday, Jan. 6
9:30 a.m. Church Women United of Manatee annual
meeting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

Saturday, Jan. 7
10 a.m. to noon Lee Mears demonstrates the basics
of custom papermaking at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

Monday, Jan. 9
6:30p.m. Patsy Monk demonstrates zentagle art at
the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Wednesday, Jan. 11
7:45-9 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce sunrise breakfast at The Feast restaurant, 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Play-
ers meets at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2181. Fee
applies.


Ongoing:
Saturday through March 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anna
Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-7853.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island
meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., coffee and conversations for
seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
First Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Pier Regulars meet at
the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post No. 8199
meets at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bra-
denton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400.
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1908.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch
horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by
Bridge Street Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton
Beach.
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings
to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridge Street Market
hosted by Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 215-906-0668.

Off-Island
Friday, Jan. 6
3-4:30p.m. Fuzion Dance Artists perform at the Long-
boat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.
6p.m. And the Winner Is Film Series presents "It
Happened One Niglh" at the South Florida Museum, 201
10th Street W., Bradenton. Information: 941- 746-4131. Fee


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applies.
7:30 p.m. Opening reception for artists Rebecca
Allan and Ken Cro-Ken's paintings with music by oboist
Matt Sullivan at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-
2345.

Saturday, Jan. 7
9 a.m. to noon -Meet the Reef Festival and artificial
crochet coral reef exhibit at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th
St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer cleanup at Save Our
Seabirds Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Information: 941-388-3010.
2p.m. Robinson Preserve wagon tour, 1704 99th St.
N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4605. Fee
applies.
4-8 p.m. Mermaids at the Museum family night at
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Coming Up:
Jan. 12, "A Circus Life" with Chuck Sidlow, Island
Branch Library.
Jan. 13, Manatee County Fair opens.
Jan. 13, Artist reception, Artists' Guild Gallery.
Jan. 13, Artist reception, Island Gallery West.
Jan. 13, Silent morning stroll, Robinson Preserve.
Jan. 13, And the Winner Is Film Series: "Casablanca,"
South Florida Museum.
Jan. 14, "Paradise on Parade" art reception, Studio at
Gulf and Pine.
Jan. 14, Dolphin Dash, Anna Maria Elementary
School.
Jan. 14, AMIgami club, Island Branch Library.
Jan. 14, Acrylic art demonstration, Island Gallery
West.
Jan. 14, Thieves' market, Holmes Beach City Field.

Save the Date:
Jan. 18, Wine tasting to benefit Save Our Birds, Har-
ry's Continental Kitchens.
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Master firefighter
West Manatee Firefighter Ben Rigney is a recent
graduate of Barry University, where he earned a mas-
ter 's degree in public administration. Rigney began his
career in 2005 as a reserve firefighter and was hired in
2006 by WMFR. He is currently a first-class firefighter
and serves on the WMFR marine wildland and bicycle
response teams.


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Robinson Preserve
to host reef festival
A Meet the Reef Festival will be highlighted by an
artificial reef, crocheted of yam, on display from 9 a.m.
to noon at Robinson Preserve, Saturday, Jan. 7.
More than 20 volunteers worked during the past year
to create more than 100 pieces of coral and sea creatures
from yarn, which now are assembled to create the center
of attention at the Meet the Reef Festival.
Activities at the festival will include building and
driving underwater marine robots, face-painting, con-
struction of an edible coral reef and dancing with marine
creatures.
Naturalists will lead a 2 p.m. wagon tour through the
preserve for participants who register in advance. The
festival is free, but tours cost $3 for adults and $2 for
children.
The preserve is at 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton.
For more information or to reserve a seat on the wagon
tour, call 941-748-4501.


Artists Guild meets for
zentangle program
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will meet at
6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Patsy Monk will lead a presentation about creating
Zentangles.
The public is welcome to attend.
For more information, call the Guild Gallery at 941-
778-6694.

Gallery schedules
art demos
Island Gallery West will begin its season of weekly
art demonstrations this month. The free events, open to
the public, are held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at
the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Lee Mears, a mixed-media artist, will give the first art
demonstration Jan. 7. Mears will demonstrate the basics
of custom papermaking.
On Jan. 14, Shirley Dean will demonstrate the use
of acrylic paints.
Cecy Richardson will present watercolor techniques
onYupo synthetic water-resistant paper Jan. 21, and
Terry Denson will demonstrate how to use watercolor on
Aquabord a hard panel board Jan. 28.
Seating is first-come, first-serve.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-
6649.

Gallery features Sparks
The Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will feature the work of artist Kathy
Sparks during the month of January.
A reception for the acrylic painter will be held from
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13.
For more information, call 941-778-6694.


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Academy sessions
begin at center
The Lifelong Learning Academy will hold several
courses in January at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
Two courses will run on Mondays beginning Jan.
9, including, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., "Religion and
Morality in War since 1914," which will examine the
attempts by political and religious leaders to justify
war.
Also on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting
Jan. 9, Peter Mermin will lead a course on spiritual psy-
chology. The course covers human experience relating
to the nature of soul, self-awareness, self-transcendence
and being.
"The Craft of Writing" with David Rice will meet
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Thursday for eight weeks.
Learn techniques that give prose more vitality through
the examination of selected works by major authors as
well as writing one's own material.
Each Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Robert
Weston will teach "Our Incredible Brain," a course
explores what scientists have learned about the capacity
of the human brain.
A $65 fee applies to each series. Registration can be
completed online at www.lla-sm.org.
The Center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call 941-359-4296.

Fiber artist to be
featured at IGW
Throughout January, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, will feature the fiber art of Nancy
Faris.
The exhibit and sale, "Fiber of my Life," highlights
the artist's hand-woven purses and wall hangings.
An opening reception for Faris will be held from 5:30
p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. The public is welcome.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. \ fhiindki dni1iiIugh
Saturday. For more information, call 941-778-6648.


Off-Stage Ladies to
meet for lunch
The Off-Stage Ladies, a support group for the Island
Players of Anna Maria Island, will gather for lunch at
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Members of the Manatee High School drama club
will perform for the attendees.
There is a $15 lunch charge per person, and guests
are welcome. Reservations should be made by Friday,
Jan. 6.
For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941-
779-2181.

Epiphany service
offered at Gloria Dei
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will have Ephiphany
Eve service and a blessing of chalk at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 5.
Those attending will receive pieces of chalk to bring
home and write "20, C, M, B, 12" over the doorway to
their home.
The 20 and 12 represent the new year and the letters
are for the names ascribed to the Magi Casper, Mel-
chior and Balthasar. The writing symbolizes the request
"May Christ bless this house."
Gloria Dei is at 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call the church office at 941-
778-1813.

Floral arranging tops
garden club agenda
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at noon
Wednesday, Jan. 18, for a presentation about floral
arranging by several club members.
The meeting will be at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Meetings are open
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Library group announces 2012 season


The Friends of the Island Library's Alice Taylor
Reed Lecture and Travel Series begins at 2 p.m. Jan.
12 with an exploration of "A Circus Life" with Chuck
Sidlow.
Sidlow is a senior program director at Circus Sara-
sota and a well known circus performer.
The series at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, continues with:
A lecture by H. Terrell Griffin on Florida-based
mystery books at 2 p.m. Jan. 18.
A lecture on an Appalachian travel adventure by
Vickie and Tim Edwards at 2 p.m. Jan. 28.
A lecture by Pam Fortenberry on dolphins at 2
p.m. Feb. 9.
A lecture by Brian Hersh of the Asolo Repertory
Theatre on the importance of arts in a community at 2
p.m. Feb. 15.
An exploration of bicycling across the United
States with Alice Newlon and Tom Skoloda at 2 p.m.
Feb. 25.
A lecture by Melissa Cain Nell on Robinson Pre-
serve at 2 p.m. March 1.
A lecture by Andy Clyde Little on the life of


Theives' market switches
to Holmes Beach field
Due to a scheduling conflict at the usual location
for the Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market
at Coquina Beach, the market will move to the Holmes
Beach City Field in January.
The market will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 14, at 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Privateers Thieves Market is similar to a flea
market, with vendors selling housewares, collectibles,
crafts, jewelry, antiques, toys and fresh produce.
The Privateers ship, "Skullywag," will be onsite
and Privateers will offer grilled burgers, hot dogs and
corn-on-the-cobb for a "buck-an-ear." Capt. "Red Beard"
Swager of Big John's Famous Barbecue also will be on
hand with his trademark fare.
In February, the market will return to its location at
Coquina Beach.
To apply for a booth or for more information, call
Mary Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212.

Helping hands sought
Save Our Seabirds is looking for volunteers to help
fix up the nonprofit organization's property on City Island
at 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Volunteers can help anytime between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. The property will be closed to the
public for the day.
Local restaurants also are being sought to help feed
volunteers.
For more information, call Suzanne Ripka at 941-
388-3010.


radio and radar pioneer Willis Wheeler Little at 2 p.m.
March 14.
The group's series is named for Alice Reed, an
ardent supporter of the library and the friends group
who died in 2006.
The group, in its lecture series brochure, also
offered a tribute to the late journalist and Holmes
Beach resident James McCartney, a lecturer from 2003
to March 2011. McCartney's lectures were so popular
the group usually scheduled two talks to accommodate
his crowd.
The 2012 calendar for the library also includes the
Friends of the Island Branch Book Sale Feb. 3-4 and
National Library Week April 9-14.
For more information about the lecture series, call
the library at 941-778-6341.

On the clock
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Hours are Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m. and
Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.


Count the birds, win
chances for quilt
This year's handmade quilt stitched by the Eye-
land Needlers to benefit the 12th annual Anna Maria
Island Community Center Home Tour is on display
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
This year's quilt is designed by Penny Reinholz and
named "Birds of Paradise."
The Eyeland Needlers are having a "Count the Birds"
contest and the stitchers u'~. I using imagination to
identify the many different birds depicted on the quilt.
The contest will run through Jan. 31. In the event of a
tie for correctly identifying the birds, a drawing will take
place. The winner will receive 50 tickets for a chance to
win the quilt in the home tour drawing March 17.

Power squadron offers
education seminars
The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will
host two boating education seminars in January.
A charting seminar to learn how to read and use
charts will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 24.
A GPS seminar will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 31.
All classes are held at the squadron building, 1200
71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Pre-registration is required,
and each course costs $10.
For more information or to register, call Walter Haug
or Gloria Potter at 941-795-0482.



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FLASHBACK CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
Stores discovered that Connelly had
been stealing what they alleged was
hundreds of thousands of dollars
While working as a bookkeeper for
Key Royale Club.
New trolley arrives just in
time: The new trolley that shut-
Connelly tles visitors around the island for
free arrived just in time, as it was
announced that tourism was up by more than 6.5 in June
and up over 8 percent in July.
A bevy of beautiful Bucs: Members of the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad visited Anna Maria
Island. The women were on the shore for a swimsuit
calendar shoot, but took the time to visit Village Caf6,
on Pine Avenue, in Anna Maria, where they signed auto-
graphs and rallied support for the Buccaneers.
Struggling sea turtle gets helping hand: Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring
volunteers received a pleasant surprise while excavat-
ing a recently hatched sea turtle nest early in the nesting
season.
The work had already drawn a small crowd, which
grew quickly when it was discovered that a single hatch-
ling still remained in the nest. The tiny turtle had not
been able to dig past the broken shells of its brothers and
sisters, but with a helping hand, was sent on its way.
Battling the heat: The steamy days of August left
Islanders finding any way possible to stay cool. Air con-
ditioners were getting a full workout and cold drinks
quickly turned warm, if left out for just a few minutes.
Through the sweat and rubber soles sticking to hot
pavement, Islanders braved yet another steamy summer
with a quick sense of humor. The Islander readers kept
positive as thoughts of children returning to school and
diminished crowds at local eateries kept spirits cheerful
and upbeat.

SEPTEMBER
Campaigns kick into high gear: With the Nov. 8
local elections looming, campaigns across Anna Maria
cities kicked into high gear.
In Holmes Beach, a five-way race for three seats
on the city commission proved to be the most contested
election of the year.
In the meantime, Anna Maria Island mourned the
death of former Mayor Dorothy
"Dottie" Quinn McChesney who died
Sept. 1.
Flooding nothing new: Resi-
dents of Holmes Beach endured
another round of street flooding fol-
lowing a late August storm, which
McChesney dumped heavy rain across the area.


Public Works Superintendent Joe Dueness said it looked
worse than it actually was and that flooding of Sixth
Avenue to 37th Street had been an issue since his arrival
15 years ago.
Improved drainage alleviated some of the prob-
lems and the city continues to look at ways to improve
the situation for frustrated residents located in problem
areas, including a stormwater project slated to begin in
the winter.
Remembering 9/11: Officials and residents alike
participated in a Sept. 11, ceremony to remember those
who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Ceremonies were conducted across the area, including
the fifth annual 9/11 Remembrance Ride on Gulf Drive,
in Bradenton Beach.
Failed homicide attempt: The Holmes Beach Police
Department investigated an apparent homicide/suicide
attempt Sept. 19 in the 200 block of 83rd Street. Joseph
Schon, 69, shot wife Maya Schon, 66, in the back of the
head and then shot himself.
Maya was injured, but alert when police responded to
the scene. She was taken to the hospital and would even-
tually recover from the attack. Joseph was discovered in
his bedroom and was pronounced dead at the scene. A
motive for the attack was never disclosed, but police said
alcohol may have been a factor.
Paradise has its costs: Paying a price to live in
paradise is a reality. Besides the obvious higher costs
of real estate, island residents learned they were paying,
on average, 7.4 percent more for the same grocery items
than what can be purchased on the mainland.
A survey of identical grocery items at the Publix on
the Island compared to a Publix on Cortez Road in west


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The lowest difference in costs of the same items was
a 1.5-percent difference in price of 8 ounces of instant
coffee. The highest price was an almost 30 percent dif-
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Don't be crabby: Crabbers anxiously began prepa-
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5. Crabbers were allowed to sink their traps on that day,
but were not allowed to harvest from those traps until
Oct. 15.
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year, which had been set the previous year. The county
recorded $6.84 million with Anna Maria Island and Long-
boat Key being credited with approximately 62 percent
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friends undoubtedly helped to save the 21-year-old's
life.
Local mayors joined The Islander in recognizing the
actions of Oceanna Beard, Connor Bystrom, Kiera Dunn,
Max Gazzo, Katie Mattas and Lee White in the Holmes
Beach City Hall chambers Oct. 12.
The group of friends all acted quickly to get Wick-
ersham into the boat following the attack, tending to the
wound and ensuring emergency medical services were
waiting on shore when they arrived with the wounded
Wickersham.
Family and friends who attended the ceremony
referred to the group of six as, "Heroes." Elected offi-
cials agreed and acknowledged had it not been for their
decisive actions on the day of the attack, the story could
have been tragic.
Non-compliant rentals: Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger responded to multiple complaints that
homeowners were violating city ordinances pertaining
to unauthorized short-term rentals, which also was lead-
ing to trash being left out on non-pickup days.
After receiving complaints and inspecting 14 resi-
dences, the city found 10 to not be in compliance. Certified
letters were issued to the owners to bring their properties
into compliance with city codes or face suspension of the
city rental license or the code enforcement board.
Bohnenberger vowed to continue inspecting homes
to ensure that property owners maintain compliance stan-
dards.
Honoring your honor: Former Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Chappie was honored by Bradenton Beach
commissioners with naming of a Gulf front parcel of
beachfront property for Chappie. The property is now
known as the John R. Chappie Gulfside Park.
Chappie's long service to Bradenton Beach, both as a
public servant and private citizen was touted as the reason
for the honor, which became official Oct. 20. Dozens of
friends and colleagues attended the emotional meeting to
celebrate Chappie's honor.
Summer dollars flow: Local merchants announce
a solid summer of sales throughout the area. Merchants
described their summer totals as better than the previous
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were beach going and dining out, two areas of tourism
the Island has to offer in abundance. In turn, visitors to
the Island did plenty of local shopping.

NOVEMBER
Veteran speaker passes: World War II and Korean
War veteran Ralph Bassett, of Perico Island, died Oct. 28
at his home and among friends and family who were at
his side. Bassett was an annual speaker at The Islander
Veterans Day Salute.
Pesky flier: Outspoken Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner Al Robinson ruffled some local feathers with a
campaign flier while seeking re-election. Robinson criti-
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$20,000 air duct: Everyone knows that work on a
home can get expensive, but it is rare when the home
itself attempts to pay for the work. That was the case
when Air & Energy plumber Jerry Laliberte discovered
$20,000 inside a ceiling vent of an unnamed residential
property.
Laliberte contacted Holmes Beach police. His honest
actions drew high praise from officials, media and the
public.
Election cycle winds down: The 2011 election cycle
concluded with some incumbents retaining their seats and
some new faces joining the public service ranks. Voter
turnout was described as being light, but steady for an
off-year election that didn't include national elections.
Boardwalk opens: A five-year effort to have an
800-foot boardwalk built on the shore at the Anna Mafia
City Pier came to fruition Nov. 7 with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick led the project
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Kitchen on FOX TV in July.


10i i.I' Honor: A crowd of veterans and their families, wearing mostly red, white and blue colors, share in hon-
oring all veterans during a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by The Islander and the city of Holmes Beach.


A parking lot for Birdie Tebbetts Field is used for a stormwater drain-
age project. The temporary eyesore near the field brought up new debate
about the field's future.


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veterans and family members.
The day turned into a double tribute as speakers hon-
ored veteran Ralph Bassett who died in late October and
had been the ceremony's longtime speaker.
Let's get blasted: Sandblasted that is.
Keep Manatee Beautiful hosted the annual sandblast
competition sand-sculpting contest at Manatee Public
Beach. This annual contest draws elite competitors each
year and coincides with America Recycles Day.
The location was moved this year to Manatee Public
Beach, Holmes Beach, from Bradenton Beach. Organiz-
ers stated that this year's location proved to be so popular
that plans were already moving forward for the 2012
event to remain at Manatee Public Beach.
Another record setter: The magic 8-ball would have
read, "Situation looks good" if predicting tourism dollars
in the area. Manatee County reported record resort tax
revenues of more than $7 million a $400,000 increase
over the previous fiscal year.
All bark, no bite yet: An informal inquiry per-
formed by The Islander to propose a local dog-friendly
beach was split into thirds. One-third of those surveyed
said they would support the concept, while another third
said they would not.
The final 33-percent swing vote was undecided if the
matter were to be officially proposed, saying they would
be willing to listen to both sides of the argument before
making a decision.

DECEMBER
Crosswalk fatality: Antoinette Pruss, 65, of Sara-
sota, lost her life Dec. 8 while in a crosswalk in the 900
block of Gulf Drive North. A 1998 GMC Yukon, driven
by Kathleen Benison of Cortez, struck and killed Pruss.
Benison cooperated with investigators and told police
that Pruss stepped into the crosswalk just as she and a
passenger arrived to the crosswalk. Benison admitted that
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Benison admitted she was distracted, but did not
know why Pruss entered the crosswalk when she was
already too close to the crosswalk to stop in time.
No charges have been filed in the case, but the inves-
tigation continues.
Privateers kidnap Holmes Beach mayor: The pop-
ular and charitable Anna Maria Island Privateers were
at it again, as they raided Holmes Beach City Hall. The
Privateers announced, in no uncertain terms, that it was
they who were the real power in town and predicted the
mayor's kidnapping on Dec. 30.
The Privateers collect ransoms and turn them into
scholarships for local students, as well as supporting
many community programs. This year alone, the Priva-
teers handed out $29,000 in scholarships to local stu-
dents.
Everything but baseball: It was the home of Junior
League baseball teams for a few years, but today, Birdie
Tebbett's Field is used for just about i \ i) Illing but base-
ball.
A nearby parking lot is being used as a staging area
for a stormwater project, and brought to light a new
debate about maintaining the field. When baseball activi-


West Manatee Fire
Rescue Chief Andy
Price presents civil-
ian service awards to
Connor Bystrom, Max
Gazzo, Lee White,
Oceanna Beard, Kiera
Dunn and Katie Mattas
for their actions in
helping to save C.J.
Wickersham after a late
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ties came to an end a few years ago, the field was used as
a much-needed, but unofficial, dog park.
A discussion is now on whether to convert the base-
ball field into a softball diamond to begin an adult co-ed
softball league. A previous attempt to start up a softball
league collapsed under insurance concerns.
The fate of the baseball diamond remains unan-
swered, but in the meantime, is still costing funds to
maintain.
Tourism is double-edged sword: Tourism dollars
are the lifeblood that supports many Islanders, but more
visitors mean more stress on local infrastructure.
That was the point made by Holmes Beach Com-
mission Chair David Zaccagnino to the Manatee County
Tourist Development Council. Zaccagnino said the TDC
was doing a good job of getting visitors to the island and,
in turn, was putting more pressure on infrastructure. Zac-
cagnino wanted to know how the TDC could help.
Zaccagnino said he was speaking as a concerned citi-
zen and not as an official representative of Holmes Beach,
but wanted more information on how much TDC dollars
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Andrew Austin displays the i-shirt design he created
for the AME-PTO 2012 Dolphin Dash. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Becky Walter

Registration opens for
AME-PTO Dolphin Dash
Registration has begun for the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School-Parent Teacher Organization sixth annual
Dolphin Dash, a 5k-run and 1-mile fui-inn ii ilk lli thughl
Holmes Beach Jan. 14.
The event is again being organized by Becky Walter
as a fundraiser for the AME PTO.
Registration forms are available in the school admin-
istration office, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or online
at www.runnergirl.com.
Runners of all ages are welcome to participate. Reg-
istration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for children under
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Walter is hosting a packet pickup party for those who
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Those runners who pre-register will receive a goodie
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All participants will receive a Dolphin Dash T-shirt
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Harlee Middle art gift
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island gift of $200 will help fund the fine arts
department at Harlee Middle School. Pictured are, middle school student Beverly
Jean, left, art teacher Brittany Braniger, student Brandon Busch and guild co-
president Midge Pippel. Islander Photo: Courtesy Karen Stuart


King Middle art gift
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island gives a $200 donation to the fine arts depart-
ment at King Middle School. Pictured are, from left, principal Robin Hardy, art
teacher David Lelppek and guild co-president Midge Pippel. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy Karen Stuart


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animals
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discussion from Anna
Maria Elementary
School Coach Eric
Boso, center, about
the distinctions
between endangered
and extinct animals,
students play a flag-
pull game with the
goal to keep from
becoming extinct.
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she each representing an animal becomes endangered. The goal is to avoid
extinction.


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Courtyard party
welcomes new year
Anna Maria Island Concierge Services and the Anna
Maria Island Sarong Co., both located at 9908 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, have joined forces to celebrate 2012 with
a courtyard party from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.
6. The businesses are located at the former Anna Maria
post office plaza.
Susanne Arbanas of AMI Concierge said Joe Bon-
ifiglio would provide entertainment, while Vinny &
Cheryl's Italian Kitchen in Anna Maria will prepare and
serve the food.
Liquid refreshments will be available and a number
of raffles of some great prizes are on the party agenda,
she said.
"Best of all, it's a free party and everyone is invited,"
Arbanas said.
More courtyard parties are planned throughout the
year, she added.
For more information, call 941-527-1254.

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Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, plans to partner with AMI
Sarong Co. in a courtyard party from 5 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Jan. 6, including live music and refreshments
courtesy of the shops. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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Shoppes.
Joining Martineau in the practice are Dr. James Foley
and Dr. Joseph Paston.
Martineau has practiced in Sarasota for the past 10
years and also has an office in Port Charlotte. He recently
decided to expand to Anna Maria Island.
Receptionist and bookkeeper Lisa Teeling said the
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daily opening.
"One great thing is we take all types of insurance,"
Teeling said. "And we'll handle all the paperwork. I know
people like to hear that."
Teeling said she's already taken appointment calls
from patients who are pleased to hear the office accepts
dental insurance.
"It's really nice to be able to help someone who can't
afford to spend a lot of money out of their own pocket,"
she said.
In addition to accepting insurance, AMI Dental offers
emergency dental service, regardless of the time, Teeling
said.
For more information or to make an appointment,
call 941-778-1122.

Islander qualifies for
LPGA Futures tour
Bradenton Beach resident and Ladies Professional
Golf Association teaching professional Cathy Schmidt,
51, recently qualified for the LPGA Futures Tour.
Schmidt, who runs a Golf Boot Camp at Timber
Creek Golf Club in Bradenton, is eligible to play in the
54-hole LPGA Symetra Classic at Sara Bay Country Club
in Sarasota that starts April 16.
The Symetra Classic is the second LPGA Futures
tournament of the year and will have a field of 144 golfers
vying for the $15,000 first-place winnings.

Jazzy cafe debuts
The Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, will present two jazz concerts in January, includ-
ing an optional all-you-can-eat buffet before each ses-
sion.
The first Jazz-City event starts with the buffet from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.
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Streetlife

Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Dec. 21, 100 block of Pelican Avenue, information.
A resident reported hearing yelling behind his home from
across the canal.
Dec. 22, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. A fish-
ing pole left by a dock was reported stolen.
Dec. 22, 100 block of Crescent Drive, informa-
tion. A man reported loud, belligerent noise coming from
an area near his home where he believes subjects were
drinking. The complainant told Manatee County Sheriff's
Office deputies it was a recurring problem.
Dec. 22, 300 block of Spring Avenue, informa-
tion. Two women offered to drive another woman home
because she was reportedly too intoxicated to drive her
own vehicle. However, when the woman provided a

Company, featuring vocalist Linscott, Michael Royal on
keyboard, bassist Billy Pillucere and drummer Johnny
Moore, will perform until 10 p.m.
Tickets to Jazz-City, including a glass of wine, are
$10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. The buffet
is an additional cost.
Tickets are available only at the cafe.
A second Jazz-City event will be held Tuesday, Jan.
24, with Diane Linscott and Company again perform-
ing.
For more information, call 941-896-8890.


Tide and Moon now on Pine
The Tide and Moon Jewelry Store and clothing bou-
tique has moved from Holmes Beach to 314 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, said owner Laura Shely.
Operations began Jan. 1 at the new location, and
Shely has boosted her lines of custom-crafted jewelry.
Her AMI pearl pendant design is a "hot-seller," she
said.
Shely also buys and trades jewelry.
For more information, call 941-778-4050.


wrong address, the driver called a deputy to help the
woman get home.
Dec. 23, 10000 block of Gulf Drive, found property.
A kayak was seen floating from a house on Kumquat
Drive to 77th Street in Holmes Beach. A Holmes Beach
Police Department officer retrieved the kayak, who gave
it to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy to secure
until the owner could be found.
Dec. 24, Bean Point Beach area, assist boater. A
boater required assistance removing the engine of his
27-foot center-console fishing boat that was taking on
water and sand.
Dec. 24, 522 Pine Ave., Bayou condominiums,
theft. A bicycle secured with a lock to a bike rack was
reportedly stolen.
Dec. 25, 200 block of Tarpon Street, criminal
mischief. According to the report, someone damaged a
double-pane window at a residence.
Dec. 26, 82nd Street and Marina Drive, assist

Chamber plans
breakfast, lunch events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly business luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Fins Bar at Martini Bistro,
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are
required.
From 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, the
chamber's sunrise breakfast will be at the Feast Restau-
rant in the Island Shopping Center, 5406 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The cost is $8 per person and reservations are
required.
For more information on either event or to make a
reservation, call 941-778-1541.
Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island
or Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Braden-
ton? How about a new product, service, anniversary, new
hire, new owners, or an award-winning staff member?
Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail us at news@
islander.org.


Holmes Beach Police Department. A sheriff's deputy was
called upon to serve as a notary signature for a criminal
summons issued by an HBPD officer during a routine
traffic stop, which had resulted in the discovery of can-
nabis.
Dec. 26, 8000 block of Gulf Drive, information. A
pedestrian was reportedly struck by a cup of ice thrown
from the window of a passing white truck.
Dec. 27, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, infor-
mation. A resident reported hearing doors slamming and
a dog barking for nearly 45 minutes in a neighboring
unit.
Dec. 27, 800 block of North Shore Drive, noise
complaint. A man was advised that it is illegal to set off
fireworks on Anna Maria Island. The fireworks were con-
fiscated.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Dec. 26, 100 block of Bridge Street, disorderly
intoxication. Dain J. Pierce, 31, of Bradenton, was
arrested following an incident in which the police officer
reported seeing Pierce urinate in a parking lot. The report
said Pierce swore and yelled at the officer more than 20
times, and "was completely out of control." A bond was
set at $120, and a Jan. 26 court date was scheduled.
Correction to the Dec. 28 report in The Islander, the
incident of criminal mischief to a residence in the 2200
block of Avenue A involving broken eggs and other van-
dalism should have been reported as occurring Dec. 21.
Dec. 26, 1300 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Approxi-
mately 20 multi-colored beach umbrellas were reported
stolen from a ceramic dispenser on the northwest side of
the Tortuga Inn. The umbrellas were stored at this location
for use by resort patrons, according to the police report.
The general manager of the resort told police one of the
resort's guests observed two men remove the umbrellas
and put them in an older white Ford pickup truck.
Dec. 27, 2200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A female
beachgoer at Coquina Park reported she left a wallet
under her shoes and then left to take a walk on the beach
with a friend. According to the report, she returned in
about five minutes to find the wallet gone. She reported
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24 0 JAN, 4, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER

2011 sports roundup, seasons reviewed


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Another year of Island sports got the buzzer, which
means another top-10 sports stories for Islander readers.
There's no scientific formula used to decide which sports
stories make the list, but a lot of thought does go into
selecting who or what makes the list.
There have been a lot of great games and great stories
sent to The Islander, including all of the regular reports
from folks like Ed Havlik and Sally York, who send
weekly golf updates from the links at the Key Royale
Club.
One of the best this year was Rose Slomba's return to
the club after a six-month visit to see family and friends
in Minnesota and New Jersey. Nov. 15. All Slomba -
mind you, she's a youthful 91-year-old managed to
do Nov. 15 after her long absence was chip in on holes
three, six and nine on the way to an 8-over-par 40.
The weekly horseshoe reports sent in by Sam Samu-
els and Ron Pepka also are provide interest.
Another great story that didn't make it in the top-10
was the golf tournament held by the Fish Hole fun golf
attraction on Bridge Street in April. Tim Shaughnessy
rather handily defeated pre-tournament favorite Danny
Canniff.
Locals Toni Teasdale and Barbara Smith made the
paper a few times for their winning ways in pickleball,
while the Jimmie McSwain tennis tourney in March and
Aces for Education tennis tournament in January also
were great events.
However, two stories in the year about the successes
of former Holmes Beach resident Chris Perez, who by
any account, has had a great 2011, top this list. In January
it was announced he had signed a $2.25 million contract
to continue his role as the closer for the Cleveland Indi-
ans. As if that weren't good enough, Perez was named by
his Major League Baseball peers to the American League
All-Star team in July.
Perez, along with wife Melanie, son Maxwell, and
Chris' mom, Julie, and dad, Tim, got to enjoy all of
the sights and sounds of All-Star weekend in Phoenix,
Ariz.
Perez gave his father Tim an extra-special Father's
Day gift as a thank you for all of the time he put in during
his formative baseball years. He handed over his All-Star
ring to Dad. And for that, Chris Perez is the Islander's
top sports story of the year.
No. 2. Hooke shatters records: Former Islander and
longtime Galati Marine employee Mickey Hooke made


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several appearances in The Islander sports section. It
seemed each report had him setting another age division
running record.
Most recently he appeared in the Dec. 7 issue for
his third-place overall finish in the 10K Beach Running
World Championships in Cocoa Beach. Hooke's time
of 37:51 established new Masters and Grand Masters
records.
He also set Masters and Grand Masters records in
Spring Lake in May and won the Bridge of Lions 5K run
in St. Augustine in July, again setting new Masters and
Grand Masters records.
Hooke's 2011 running year brought his total records
to 130, including 34 course records, 86 Masters records
and 10 Grand Masters records.
No. 3. Islander top U.S. finisher in world triath-
ion: Nine-year Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley
graced the pages of The Islander in October after she
traveled to Beijing to compete in the International Tri-
athlon Union event. Meneley finished fourth in her 60-64
age division. She competed on the course used during the
2008 Summer Olympics and was the top U.S. finisher in
her age group.
Meneley, a retired sixth-grade math teacher is origi-
nally from Illinois, where she also coached high school
track and cross country.
She got involved in triathlons after her move to Anna
Maria Island. She became an avid runner, competing
frequently in 5K races and "graduated" to marathons in
1982.
No. 4. Island grom makes waves in surfing world:
Lifelong Holmes Beach resident Christian Daniels, 10,
made The Islander in May for his many accomplishments
on the Florida surfing scene. In his first season in the East
Coast National Scholastic Surfing Association, Daniels
ripped the competition and took second place overall in
the southeast district.
Daniels often competed in two age divisions and fin-
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No. 5. Islander takes two gold medals: Islander
Ellen Jones made the paper in March for her successful
track-meet debut in the Gulf Coast Senior Games. She
won gold medals in the 800- and 1,500-meter dashes in
the Senior Games competition Feb. 26 at Bayshore High
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With no other women to compete in the 55-59 age
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age 55-59 in the 1,500-meter dash.
No. 6. Championships close out youth basket-
ball season: It was another great basketball season at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Champions
were crowned in four age divisions in June. LaPensee
Plumbing won the Premier Division with a 56-47 victory
over the Sun behind Adam Bujarski's 30 points. Walter
& Associates won the Division I championship with a
41-36 victory over A Paradise Realty behind 18 points
from Nehimiah Goode and 16 points from Seth Walter.
Ross Built won the Division II title, defeating Beach
Bistro by a 30-24 score. Brothers Jake and Andrew Ross
led the way with 12 points apiece in the victory.
But the top story of the basketball season came in
Division III, where previously winless Agnelli Pool
defeated Anna Maria Oyster Bar 11-10 to advance to the
finals. The Cinderella story came to an end when Cortez
Kat Charters rolled to an 18-0 victory behind 10 points,
12 steals and four blocked shots from Zach Fernandes.
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Cold fronts affect fish, fishers change tactics


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island remains
good, although, due to recent cold fronts, the fish are
beginning wintertime patterns.
Remember, when fishing in colder weather, the fish
may seem lethargic or sluggish, and may appear reluc-
tant to take a bait. A little added patience is good when
wintertime fishing. Another option is to fish later in the
day. Sometimes waiting for the sun to warm the water a
couple of degrees can result in a bite.
When targeting reds and trout in cold water, you want
to fish the bottom with either jigs or live shrimp. When
using jigs, putting your bait in the strike zone and a slow
retrieve will increase your chance of hookups. The same
applies for live shrimp. Use a small split shot to get your
bait towards the bottom.
Pompano are making an appearance in Sarasota Bay
and on the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Most are a by-
catch while using live shrimp for bait, although targetable
numbers are being reported. Pompano jigs tipped with
shrimp are a great way to attempt to catch these drag-
screaming golden nuggets, but nothing beats a fresh sand
flea when you're fishing on the beach. With that in mind,
it's time to pull out the sand flea rake. A morning on the
beach raking is a good start for a day of fishing.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing Sarasota Bay target-
ing pompano on the deeper grass flats and around the
passes. Using a 1/4-ounce pompano jig tipped with fresh-
cut shrimp, Girle's charters reeled up 4-pound whopper.
And that's a big pompano.
While pompano fishing, Girle's clients are exposed to
a variety of by-catch. Spotted seatrout, ladyfish, bluefish
and mackerel are the usual suspects, although don't be
surprised to hook some pinfish and grunts as well.
Moving offshore, Girle is working nearshore struc-
ture with live shiners and shrimp to get the bite. Catch-
and-release gag grouper action is still hot. To round out
the day, mangrove snapper up to 17 inches and Key West
grunts and jolt head porgies are being caught.
Derek Olson at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a vari-
ety of species being caught by fishers using live shrimp
for bait. By using a sinker to get bait to the bottom, pier
fishers are having good luck with black drum. Keeper-
size fish up to 22-inches are being landed daily.
Sheepshead are being caught sporadically, although
Olson feels that greater numbers should be appearing any
day. "There's usually a lot of sheepies around the pier by
now," says Olson. \ LI) I~ that last cold front will bring
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Flounder are still being landed regularly at the pier.
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Capt. Mark Johnston of Get Reel charters is dock
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Maria Sound. By using live shrimp fished on the bottom
under and around docks, Johnston's charters are catching
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Flounder are on the menu for Johnston's charters.
Again, Johnston is using live shrimp fished on the bottom
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tactic Johnston likes to use for flounder is Berkeley Gulp
shrimp on a 1/4-ounce jig head. With some instruction
on how to properly fish a jig, his clients are hooking up
flounder in the 16-inch range.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing
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and Longboat Key. In fact, Keyes ventured to the beach
Christmas day to try out his new St. Croix rod and caught
a keeper on his first cast. Pompano jigs, live shrimp or
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with a small piece of shrimp and then drag it slowly on
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or live shrimp are going home with dinner.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers was reeling in a bonito
while giving his fishing report.
Needless to say, bonito are dominating the bite
around the Skyway piers. Fishers there are using Gotcha
plugs to hook up these high-speed drag-screaming fish.
Make sure you have plenty of line on your spool if you
decide to tango with bonito. On light tackle, an 8-pound
fish can peel off 100 yards of line in one run.
Spanish mackerel are still being caught on the pier,
although most have been in the 10-12 inch range. Gotcha
plugs or live greenbacks on a long shank hook will get
the job done.
Sheepshead are making a fair showing, pleasing
anglers with catches up to 3 pounds. Medley said the
convict fish are hitting small pieces of shrimp. I luall)
we use sand fleas and fiddlers," he added.
If you're looking to catch mangrove snapper, the
Skyway may be where you want to fish. Keeper-size
fish, averaging 15 inches, are being reeled up daily. Live
shrimp or cut greenbacks are the ticket. Remember, try
to fish lesser tides to present your bait effectively. The
less weight you have to use, the better.
Medley is seeing good numbers of both silver trout
and spotted seatrout caught around the lights at night.
Live shrimp drifted in the current are getting the bite.
Happy new year, and good fishing to you.
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Christian Daniels, shown here posing with a couple of
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National Scholastic Surfing Association. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Tom Daniels

SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
No. 7. Agnelli, Sato earn two titles: Coed adult
sports continued on a growth spurt at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. This past year, the adults had
two seasons of flag football in addition to basketball and
soccer, and they have a coed volleyball league starting
up soon after the New Year.
Agnelli Pool & Spa and Sato Real Estate both had a
good 2011. Agnelli played under the NFL Dolphins name
in flag football, and though they handed the MartiniVille
Saints its first loss, it wasn't really an upset as the Dol-
phins put up crazy points throughout the season. They
defeated the Saints 25-19 in the summer league August
Super Bowl.
In November, Agnelli Pool & Spa scored an upset
win over Beach to Bay Construction to take the adult
coed basketball title. Aaron Duduks and Nate Coleman
led the team in scoring.
In April, the Sato Real Estate Browns defeated the
MartiniVille Bears 26-6. Jason Sato passed for three
touchdowns, while brother Josh Sato scored twice for
the Browns. Tommy Tyrell showed a nose for the end
zone with a touchdown and an extra point.
The adult soccer finale in December saw Sato come
from three goals down to record an exciting 4-3 victory
over Ross Built. Stephen Perry, Josh Sato, Jesse Brisson
and Matt Plummer scored goals for Sato,while Guy Vir-
gilio, Chrissy Rice and Eric Howe scored for Ross Built.
No. 8. Youth soccer season winds up: It was another
great season of youth soccer at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. They had more kids playing youth
soccer than in any previous season and there were many
great games and individual performances, all of which
came to an end Nov. 19.
Gettel Toyota turned in the most impressive perfor-
mance, rolling to an undefeated season thanks to a 6-0
victory over Island Pest Control in the Division III finals.
Daniel Fritz led the way with four goals, showing why
he was the league MVP
LaPensee Plumbing brought home the Division II
championship in an exciting 4-3 penalty-kick shootout
victory over Jen Crady Massage.
Wash Family Construction captured the Division I
championship thanks to a 5-2 victory over regular-season
champs Autoway Ford. Neil Carper and Cortni Wash
scored two goals apiece to lead the way for Wash.
No. 9. Youth flag football Super Bowl: The Anna
Maria Island Community Center's NFL Flag Football
season was again a big hit among players and fans. Teams


Ethan Jenkins clears the ball up court for his Mr. Grout
indoor soccer team. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy


Mickey
Hooke, after
winning
the 10K
Beach Run-
ning World
Champion-
ships in Nov.
set multiple
age division
records in
2011.


in four age groups battled it out in a 10-game season
before moving on to playoffs and the Super Bowl, played
March 26. The Beach Bistro Bears rolled to a 33-16 vic-
tory over the Bassett, Vita, Vining & Herman Group
Raiders. Austin Ferrer led the way, accounting for four
of the five Bear touchdowns.
Ross Built brought home the 10-12 division Super
Bowl by rolling past Holy Cow Colts 37-6. Andrew Ross
led the way, completing 9-of-10 passes for 154 yards and
four touchdowns.
Beach Bum Seahawks were the 8-9 division champi-
ons thanks to a 47-8 victory over Island Real Estate Saints.
Zach Fernandes led the way with 160 passing yards, 85
rushing yards and accounted for six touchdowns. Ethan
Helvey also had a big game with 105 receiving yards and
four touchdowns.
10. Cool summer soccer finale: The Center hosted
its second summer of indoor soccer action in the "cool"
air-conditioned gym. Island Dental Spa won the com-
petitively balanced 6-9 division over second-place Fran
Maxon Realty. Southern Greens finished in third place,
while Beach Bums finished fourth.
The 10-12 division was dominated by Mr. Grout,
which put together an undefeated season. They rolled past
LaPensee Plumbing 16-6 in the championship game. The
best of the season was the all-girls, Pink & Navy Bou-
tique team. They finished in third place, but battled tough
against male-dominated opponents in every game.


Alvin H. 'Bud' Edgren
Alvin H. "Bud" Edgren, 80, died Christmas Day at
home in Holmes Beach. He was born in Oak Park, Ill.,
March 24, 1931, and lived in the Chicago area most of
his life until moving to Florida in 1992.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean
conflict and served in the Signal Corps in Alaska before
completing 37 years of employment with International
Harvester Co. now Navistar in Chicago.
Mr. Edgren was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, a longtime coordinator for Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, a charter member of the Anna Maria Island
Concert Chorus and a lay reader and choir member at
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation of Holmes
Beach.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 15, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Interment will be in the memorial
garden at Church of the Annunciation. Griffith-Cline is
in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell
Hospice, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205; Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217; Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and
Orchestra, P.O. Box 1213, Holmes Beach FL 34218; or
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 2213 Avenue B, Bra-
denton Beach FL 34217.
Mr. Edgren is survived by wife Gretchen; sister Judy
Rabe of Des Plaines, Ill.; son Karl of Canton, Conn.;
daughter Cathy Raymond of Wood Dale, Ill.; grandchil-
dren Jordan, Daniel and Bailey; and stepchildren Amy
McNeese-Mechan of Edinburgh, Scotland and Terry
McNeese of Chicago.


Bud Edgren uncovers a sea turtle hatchling
while verifying a nest for Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch. Islander Photo: Courtesy Suzi Fox

STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23
the value of the wallet and contents at approximately
$540.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
See separate story.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Dec. 22, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, three
counts of possession of a controlled substance and one
count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Kim N. Martin,
51, of Bradenton, was arrested while walking at about
9:30 a.m. on Key Royale Drive with another person after
she permitted police to look into her bag. Upon viewing
the contents, police found Oxycodone, Hydrodone and
morphine. Police also found a bent spoon, three syringes
and three needles.
Dec. 26, 8200 block of Gulf Drive, drug possession.
Caleb Brandon Rolland, 19, of Holmes Beach, was issued
a notice to appear in court Jan. 26 after testing positive to
a field presumptive test for marijuana. Police recovered
3.7 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes
Beach Police Department and Manatee County /i, I ,rf's
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George L. 'Joe' Jackson
George L. "Joe" Jackson, 73, of Holmes Beach, died
Dec. 25. He was bor Feb. 27, 1938, in Arlington, Mass.,
to Harold Melvin and Averill Crossman Jackson.
He lived his childhood years in the Boston area
before moving as a teenager to Middleboro, Mass., where
he graduated Middleboro High School in 1955.
He started his working career as a farmer, but soon
entered the trade of plumbing. He worked for various
companies, and earned his masters licenses in plumbing
and heating. In 1970, Joe bought the business he would
manage until his retirement in 1998, Jackson Plumbing,
Heating and Solar Inc., on Cape Cod in Bourne, Mass.
He believed in the importance of giving back to his
community, and spent many volunteer hours volunteering
for the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce.
He served as a director of the chamber and was awarded
the honor of lifetime director. He was a member and past
president of the Cape Cod PHCC. For almost 20 years, he
served on the Otis Air Force Base advisory committee.
He also was appointed assistant plumbing inspector by
the town.
In 1984, Mr. Jackson was chosen to serve on the
board of directors of Sandwich Coop-
erative Bank and served until 1998.
Upon moving to Holmes Beach
in 2002, he became involved with
the Anna Maria Island Community
Center and was named a director. He
also was an alternate for the Holmes
Jackson Beach Code Enforcement Board and
a member of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
In 1986, Mr. Jackson and wife Elaine purchased prop-
erty in St. Lucia where they spent part of each year. They
also traveled in the U.S. and Canada via motor home for
many years as far north as Inuvik in the Northwest Ter-
ritory andAlaska. They claimed to the bottom of the Grand
Canyon and to the tops of many mountains. He loved to
ski. He was a instrument-rated pilot and flew for many
years for recreation. And he loved boating, first power
boats and later sailing. He was member of the Manatee
Sailing Association.
A celebration of life will be held from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Anna Maria Island City Pier.


Burial of ashes and a ceremony will be held in early spring
at Titicut Cemetery, Middleboro, Mass. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Bourne Community Boating, P.O.
Box 3157, Bourne MA 02532; West Edge After School
Program at Anna Maria Island Community Center, P.O.
Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216; or Tidewell Hospice,
5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota FL 34238.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife of 34 years,
Elaine; children Kenneth of Bradenton and Janet
MacNally and Linda Schmidt, both of Bourne, Mass.;
sisters Jeanne Willette of Plymouth, Maine, and Mer-
edith Bruillard of Middleboro, Mass.; brother David
Lawrence of Middleboro, Mass.; grandchildren Melissa
Meara, Jon MacNally, Nicole Schmidt, David Schmidt,
Tara Schmidt; Aimi, Sarah, Elizabeth and Whitney; and
great grandchildren Haley Schmidt and Riley Meara.

Charles A. Marsicano Sr.
Charles A. Marsicano Sr., 89, a native and long-time resi-
dent of Tampa and of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 27.
He was a graduate of Jesuit High School and member
of the school's hall of fame. He earned a degree in mortu-
ary science from Gupton-Jones, Nashville, Tenn., served
as funeral director, founder and co-owner of Marsicano
Funeral Home, founded in 1956.
Mr. Marsicano was a World War II veteran, serving in
the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a past president of Christ
the King Catholic Church Parents Club, Parish Council,
and member of the Parish School Board. He also was
past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Coun-
cil 667, past Faithful Navigator, Knights of Columbus
4th Degree, and former district deputy of the Knights of
Columbus. He was a past president and board chair of the
Interbay Sertoma Club, former board chair and honorary
member of the Tampa Firefighters Sertoma, former board
chair and honorary member of the Hillsborough County
Sheriff's Sertoma Club, member of the Sheriff's Associa-
tion, associate member of FOP Lodge #108, member of
the board of the St. Joseph Hospital Development Coun-
cil, and past president of the United Cerebral Palsy of
Tampa.
As a founder and member of Bay Lake Lodge, Mr.
Marsicano enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was Catholic, second-generation Italian, and was
proud of both his heritage and the accomplishments of


his children.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 30, at Christ
the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 3709 West Jetton Ave., Tampa FL 33629. Funeral
arrangements were by Dick S ti, \\.il Southern Funeral
Care.
Mr. Marsicano is survived by his wife of 66 years,
Jean; daughters Pat and Eileen; sons John, Gary and
Charles Jr.; brothers Rocco and Ralph; and many nieces,
nephews and dear friends. Our family extends gratitude
to long-time caregiver, Kathy.

Jacqueline Lovett Webb
Jacqueline Lovett Webb died Dec. 29, 2011. She was
bor Feb. 3, 1925, in Wrightsville, Ga.
She was bor with Spina Bifada, although she never
considered it a disability. She will be missed by her new
friends and old-timers of Anna Maria Island alike.
Mrs. Webb moved from Wrightsville to Anna Maria
Island in 1954. She and husband J.D.
". "Doc" Webb owned and operated
the first drug store on Anna Maria
Island. It was firs located in the Island
Shopping Center where Sand Dollar
S boutique is now. In 1962, the couple
built a new store in the 5900 block of
Webb Marina Drive at the location of the
cell tower in Holmes Beach. They
remained in business and became a Rexall store until the
late 1980s, when the store sold to Eckerd.
She attended Georgia Womens College and then
graduated from the University of Georgia. She next
received her master's degree in social work at Tulane
University and went to work for DeKalb and Washington
counties in Georgia.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will
be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. A reception follow-
ing in the Roser fellowship hall. Memorial donations may
be made to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, P.O.
Box 4315, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Mrs. Webb is survived by her children Paulette,
Joseph "J.D."and Benjamin; and grandchildren Erica,
J.D, Joey Jr., Nicole and Ben Jr.


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EGG SINKERS: 8 ounce, $1.30, 6 ounce, $1.
Minimum order 25. 941-778-5327.

COMPUTER: 2.5GHz Dell Dimension 4550 with
newly loaded Windows XP, $100. 941-756-6728.

SKIL SAW: 2.3 hp, $20,Craftsman blower, vacuum,
$25, Stability ball, 'Go Fit', $5. 941-795-8359.

LIFT CHAIR: TAN, good condition. $150. Call 941-
778-3013.

MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, collect-
ibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com


Individuals may place one free ad with up to
three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words
or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
online. E-mail classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-
free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


HELP FOR HAITI: The Ministry of Presence is
preparing a large shipment destined in about two
weeks for Port-au-Prince and needs to be filled
include: peanut butter, canned foods and meat,
pasta, rice and beans, and cleaning supplies such
as Pine, and bleach. Drop off to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes @sothe-
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MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria
Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariais-
landrealty.com. E-mail: Michael @annamariaislan-
drealty.com. Your personal broker.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets,
etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-
noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-
779-2733.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
1901.

GARAGE SALE: 8am to noon Saturday, Jan. 7.
207 68th St., Holmes Beach.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


LOST: REALTORS KEYPAD. Somewhere on the
Island. Please, call Robin, 941-713-4515.

FOUND: SET OF Peugeot keys on causeway,
Saturday, Dec. 17. Claim at The Islander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST BRACELET: SILVER and gold with pave-
cut diamonds in center. Reward. 941-778-5064.

FOUND: GRAY LONG-haired cat. Microchip.500
block 77th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-778-0330
or 812-219-2184.

LOST: LIME GREEN 'Ocean Kayak' in Bimini Bay,
Dec. 24. 941-735-7532.


LOST COCKATIEL: 'TWEETY' lost Jan. 1, Bra-
denton Beach. 941-896-5256.

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
941-720-1411.

ADORABLE PUPPIES FOR adoption! Two pit
mixes, three months, spayed, chipped, shots.
941-345-2441.


2009 BLACK SMART car: Brabus convertible.
10,900 miles. $19,000. 941-704-5543.


DOCK FOR RENT: MEDIUM boat. 452 63rd St.,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-1893.

POWER NOLES CUSTOM-fiberglass 11.5-foot
cat-type hull. Very stable boat. Great for kid's Xmas
or anyone who wants to get on the water! 25-hp
Mercury, trolling motor and two bass seats. Great
boat! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.


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looking for experienced agents. High splits and
low fees. Call 941-778-8104.

SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.


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CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible,
trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own
transportation. 941-447-9658.

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weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
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the Island lifestyle. John 941-524-2246 or man-
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
778-5476.

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
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779-6638. Leave message.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
4152.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
DOG-WASTE REMOVAL service: As low as $10
per week! 941-592-5170.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle, 941-778-1708.
GIVE THE GIFT of organization: Home, office
and small business. Professional organizer,
Shauna Steglich. 208-284-5727.
HANDI HOME MAINTENANCE: Your way.
Prompt, affordable, guaranteed. I do it all. Island
local. Free estimates. 941-720-0067.
GET ORGANIZED: LET me help you de-clutter
your home or office. Eight years experience as a
professional organizer and NAPO member. Call
Lorraine Berry at 941-795-7617.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year
Island resident, references. The Flying Dutch-
man LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.


ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off first groom.
Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting.
Certified groomer. Call 941-778-1202.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Rick, 941-224-4977.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift
certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Orga-
nizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today
for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
MA#0017550.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
941-538-8724.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
778-2581.
GARDEN ELVES SERVING Island since 2000.
Reliable yard maintenance, tree trimming, haul-
ing. Affordable rates. 941-704-7954.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
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ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
807-1015.


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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
& Commercial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, l .':Ii 'I"pi Sat. L

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available


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Call Dan, 941-713-3108


AMI TAXI
professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
www.amitaxi.com amitaxi4u@gmail.com
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
800.301.4816
airports shops dining

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. .'"
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. ''
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Trunks Door Handles 941-780-1735
POWERUPAUTO.COM SINCE 1995 FREE ESTIMATES FL MV-46219

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Handyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-
A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone"
941-720-0770.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381,941-448-6336.

NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and mainte-
nance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant
installation. Certified horticultural professional.
Call Joan, 941-704-9025.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
6600.


EXPERIENCE
REPUTATION
W R EALTOR. RESULTS
37 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Bayfront Villa 3/3 Sunny well maintained,, wood & tile firs, furnished.
$308,000 or lease at $2,800/mo.
Village Green 2,500 sq. ft. 3/2, htd. pool, furnished. $249,000.
10 Min. to beach. 3/2 Lakefront home too perfect to describe.
Bamboo firs, Extra cabinetry, Lush landscape/pool/lake views. $349,000.
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
RENTALS
Azalea Park Large 3/2 with pool. Very nice. $1,600/mo
Heron's Watch-10 Min. to Beach. 3/2 $1,300/mo. $1,400/mo. with pet.
HB/Canalfront 2/2 $1,600/mo.
Gulffront Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home and Villas.
Charming. 1 BR Cottage. Steps to beach.S1,200 per month.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
tdollyl@yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-730-7479.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
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Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (Trip Advisor)
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sd and extremely clean Rental income, heated
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)00.Call NicoleSkaggs, pier. $269,000. Call Nicole
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5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
ww.aobiafishrealtv.com 941-779-2289


Charming 1/1 apts.
372 s/ffrom $125,000
533 s/ffrom $150,000


Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
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SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan
builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely,
within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: 30 years experi-
ence. Handyman home repairs. Services, kitchen
and bathroom design, 24-hour emergency call-
outs. Ronnie, 941-807-6664.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
447-6747.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
coastinc.com.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental
units available for office/commercial spaces from
750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage
units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA pri-
vate pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA
private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton.
No annuals. Call 941-794-1515.
ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores
mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA.
Call Karen, 813-377-6864.


WAGNER REALTY
Brinjng Peple Hmen Sice 1939
2217 GULF DIVE NOQTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL

For professional real
estate sales and rentals
call an island native,
Marianne Norman-Ellis
at Mike Norman Realty,
778-6696.

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WITH GUEST COTTAGE:
Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA Gulffront home located on
quiet side street. Tastefully furnished, open-beam
cathedral ceilings and tile floors. Granite counters in
kitchen amd top-of-the-line amenities. $1,500,000.

Mike 800-367-1617
r1n 94 1-7 7 8-6 6 9 6
Norman 1 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
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Office: (941) 778-2246 (941) 792- 8628
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VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
coastalpropertiesrealty.com.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA: Washer-dryer hookup, shared
pool. First, last and security deposit. $1,100/
month plus utilities. Seasonal 2BR/2BA washer
and dryer, shared pool, ground floor, $2,700/
month. 941-778-9576.
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA on canal, washer and dryer
hookup, space for 28-foot boat. No pets. Holmes
Beach. 941-778-7039.

HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced
for quick sell. Centrally located. three short
blocks to sandy beaches. No reasonable offer
refused. Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual
tour at www.srqvt.com/309b59thst.html.

OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811
Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 1,300 sf. Call
1-800-952-1206.

ANNUAL: LARGE 3BR/2BA Perico Bay Club
condo, gated community, pool, tennis. Water,
cable, trash included $1,350/month. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 941-778-7244.
SEASONAL: MARCH-APRIL. 2BR/1BA duplex,
clean, washer and dryer. 410 71st St., Holmes
Beach. 941-778-0275.
EFFICIENCY: ONE BEDROOM, unfurnished,
close to beach. No pets. All utilities included.
$800/month. 941-779-2131.


WESTBAY COVE, HOLMES Beach, Second-floor
2BR/2BA on bay and one block to Gulf! Lovely
views, pools, tennis. December-January, $2,125/
month. Visit aposporos.com. Aposporos & Son,
941-387-3474.

VACATION RENTALS NOW: 100 steps to beach,
2BR/2BA heated pool and tennis, $695/week for
January, $2,600/month for February, $2,600/
month, March. Also 3BR/2BA house, furnished,
small-pet friendly, $2,600/month, available Febru-
ary and March. Realtor, 941-756-1090.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage,
updated Village Green. Panoramic lake view,
$1,550 includes cable and water for March.
55-plus. Also 3BR/2BA, two-car garage single-
family home. $1,300/month, small pet friendly in
West Glen on lake. Realtor, 941-756-1090.
RENTAL TO SHARE: Woman over 55 will share
2BR/2BA condo on beach. December-May. $875/
month includes utilities. 845-853-5527.
SEASONAL FIVE-MONTH rental: November
2012-March 2013. Open house all of January.
2BR/1BA, upstairs apartment west of Gulf Drive.
$1,350/month plus tax. 941-778-4499.
ANNUAL BAYFRONT 2BR/1 BA apartment on the
bay with 48 feet of windows facing the water. Pool,
laundry and much more. $1,250/month plus secu-
rity deposit. No pets. Reggie, 786-375-9633.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 55-plus 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to
beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web
site 2spinnakers.com.


DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach,
annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special financ-
ing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at
Palma Sola Trace.
HOLMES BEACH HOME: Quality built and
priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short
blocks to sandy beaches. No reasonable offer
refused. Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual
tour: www.srqvt.com/309b59thst.html.
AUCTIONS! JAN. 14 and 21. Key Royale water-
front, estimated opening bid $275,000. Palma
Sola Park four-car garage home, estimated open-
ing bid, $150,000. Call James Adkins, Adkins
Florida Group, Keller Williams Realty. 941-713-
0635. Happy bidding!
LIKE NEW SPANISH-style pool home. 3BR/3BA,
two-car garage. Close to beach, shopping. Zoned
for weekly rentals. $385,000. Call 941-778-8660.
PERICO BAY CLUB villa with garage. Turnkey
furnished, five minutes to beach. $179,900. Real-
tor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
SANDPIPER RESORT: BEAUTIFUL waterfront
property, great price. 1,200 sf, 3BR/2BA, 273
sf covered deck, full view of Anna Maria Island
Sound, water views from living, dining and one
bedroom. Covered parking, ceramic tile both
baths, kitchen and utility room. Pergo floors living,
dining and bedrooms. Fully furnished, generates
$14,000 in rental income yearly, includes mem-
bership certificate (co-op share) with voting rights.
$239,900. 704-965-4986.


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8 Staring intently
13 "Scrooged" actor
Robert
20 Add a musical
track to, e.g.
21 Destroyed
23 Noted bride of
1969
24 Model for an art
class, say
25 "Stop stalling!"
26 Approach like an
eagle
27 Baptism, e.g.
28 Kid's block
30 Cozy footwear
31 "I could
horse!"
33 Japanese stringed
instrument
34 Journalist Joseph
36 Clearly happy
39 Goes for the
gold?
40 Spice organizers
43 Lose intensity
44 Fencing position
47 Crunchy snack
bit
50 Storage units
51 Piccadilly
movers
55 Roman "olive"
56 "Make ___!"
58 "Unto us is
given"
59 Salt flats locale
60 Carnivore's love
62 Components
68 Getaway
planner?
70 Newfangled
71 Actress Andie
73 Like some lines

Answers:
page 29.


74 Pola of the
silents
76 Decoration on a
91-/100-Across
77 Mistreat
79 Predispositions
82 Score after deuce
84 "Hairspray" role
86 Young business
partner?
90 Bay Area airport,
in shorthand
91 With 100-Across,
image revealed
by connecting
the circled
letters
alphabetically
95 Mozart's
birthplace: Abbr.
96 "Miracle on 34th
Street," e.g.
99 Medium skill
100 See 91-Across
101 Cold war fighter
102 2001 film in
which 91-/100-
Across is a
character
104 Horsed around?
106 Shake up
109 Special _
111 Chess champ
Mikhail
112 "Honey in the
Horn" trumpeter
113 "_ framed!"
115 Some toy
batteries
116 Beta preceder
119 Tone quality, in
music
121 Stuck
123 Wall St. deal
126 Singer Mitchell
128 Bronx and
Central Park
attractions
129 ___ good turn
132 Prepare, as
eggnog
133 Partridge's
preferred tree
134 Navigational
aid


136 Fictional planet
in "Flash
Gordon"
138 "Incidentally

140 Drive-thru
sandwich order
141 Crudites platter
centerpiece
145 Delicious
146 Org. in Tom
Clancy novels
147 Maternity ward
figures
149 Coffee order
151 Stipulations
153 Pacino and
Bundy
154 Eponymic town
of
Cambridgeshire
155 Mediterranean
capital
156 Skip across the
water's surface
157 Certain pass:
Abbr.
158 Radio abbr.
159 Guinness suffix
160 1-Down's
warning
161 Mandatory coll.
course
162 Capt. 's guess

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1 Hooded menace
2 Benefit
3 "Drat!"
4 91-/100-Across,
often
5 Nabokov novel
6 Rock's Jethro
7 Proficient
8 Year in San Juan
9 "The Little
Mermaid" fellow
10 Cafeteria variety
11 Mineral in
healing crystals
12 Rocker Brian
13 Video game
island
14 W.W. II
battleship


15 Ref's decision
16 Aid for making a
91-/100-Across
17 Cyclist's offer
18 Merge
19 Vintage records
21 Fan's fixation
22 Popeye's
Pea
29 Fun-house
sounds
32 Elves, to Santa:
Abbr.
35 ___-12
37 Part of many a
science course
38 Mis6rables"
39 '70s TV
production co.
41 Mao
contemporary
42 "Santa Baby"
singer
45 Camaro -Z
46 Paradise
47 Bulbous plant
part
48 Butter alternative
49 Actor Foxx
52 Bickering
53 High praise
54 Storage unit
57 Friend friend
58 Deaf talk: Abbr.
61 You are: Sp.
63 Serving well?
64 Public health
agcy.
65 French pronoun
66 Have
67 Composer Max
69 Sit still?
71 Calf-length
dresses
72 Hawaiian porch
75 Stormed
78 Star of
"Gunsmoke"?
79 Cellar, in
classified
80 Get an effort
81 De ___ (anew)


105 16th-century
monarch credited
with presenting
91-/100-
Acrosses to
guests
107 Sr. 's test
108 Light head?
110 "The 91-/100-
Across," for one
112 "John Adams"
airer
114 Plopped down
on anta's lap,
e.g.
116 Slumber party
togs


117 Relaxer for
Santa
118 Recovering
after injury, say
120 Swab
122 White lie
123 Small boat
danger
124 Some pudginess
125 Arm extension?
127 Sale item abbr.
129 Fails to
130 Carry-___
131 Spies, e.g.
133 Chem. class
measures


135 Capital of
Belarus
136 Boss's notes
137 Bouquets
139 Iraq's Aziz
141 Roman 950
142 Table d'
143 Nile deity
144 Baby boxer, e.g.
146 Bopper
148 Maven
150 Brit's oath
152 Masseur
employer


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reindeer are
harnessed
85 Slights, say
87 Buster?
88 Winter bird
feeder food
89 Terse reproofs
92 Radiate
93 Mob turncoat
94 B 'rith
97 Cousin
98 Californie, e.g.
102 Tunisian seaport
103 Males


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